State Rep. Dan Kelley, D-Newton, has been selected as one of 40 state government officials from across the county to participate in this year's Henry Toll Fellowship Program in Lexington, Ken., Sept. 7-12 sponsored by the Council of State Governments.
The Toll Fellowship Program is one of the nation's premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Each year, Toll Fellows brings 40 of the nation's top state government officials from all three branches to Lexington for an intensive six-day, five-night "intellectual boot camp."
"I am thrilled to be selected for the Toll Fellowship," Kelley said. "This is a great opportunity to meet legislators from around the country and improve my leadership skills. I hope to bring these skills back to represent you in the Iowa Legislature."
The annual seminar, named in honor of Henry Toll, a Colorado senator who founded the Council of State Governments in 1933, seeks to develop the next generation of leaders from all three branches of state government. This year's program will focus on trends analysis, policy developmetn, crisis managment and leadership and institutional changes.