WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, Chair of the Board for The Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute, recently announced that Kathryn West of Eaton graduated from the institute at a recent ceremony which took place in Washington, D.C.
“These outstanding women leaders are dedicated to applying their experience and skills to community and public service,” Montgomery said. “It is inspiring to watch their growth and commitment to a better future for our state and our communities.”
Former Ohio House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, who founded the leadership program, noted, “The Institute’s eight-month leadership training provides professional training for women aspiring to become leaders in public and community service. Extensive studies are offered in local, state and federal governments, as well as public policy, public speaking, politics and the organization of political parties.”
The final week of training took place in Washington, D.C. where national and congressional leaders addressed the Institute.
Since its first class in 2001, 336 Ohio women from over 60 counties have completed the leadership course. In the fall, the Institute will begin its 18th class. Applications for the class are available online at www.jadleadershipinstitute.com. The application deadline is June 15.