Rep. Haley awarded fellowship for Midwestern Leadership Institute

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ST. PAUL — Rep. Barb Haley, R-Red Wing, was among 37 lawmakers selected to participate in an annual training program that identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest.

Haley will meet with fellow legislators from Minnesota, as well as legislators from 10 other Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces Aug. 11-15 in Minneapolis during the Council of State Governments' 23rd annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development. BILLD was founded in 1995 to help young lawmakers meet the demands of increased policy responsibility at the state level.

"Partaking in BILLD will help me grow as a legislator," Haley said. "I am humbled to have been selected to attend this event and I look forward to learning from lawmakers around the Midwest and Canada."

The 2017 BILLD program will be held in partnership with the Center for the Study of Governance and Politics at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The seminars will be focused on developing leadership skills and analyzing important public policy issues, such as the economy, health care and transportation. The seminars will be conducted by Humphrey faculty, Midwestern legislative leaders and professional development experts.