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Jackson completes legislative leadership training

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INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Carolyn B. Jackson (D-Hammond) recently completed an annual training program that develops promising state leaders. From August 27-31, Jackson attended the Council of State Governments’ 27th annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) in Madison, Wisc.

“The five days I spent learning alongside 37 other Midwestern and Canadian legislators at BILLD were intense but incredibly fruitful,” Jackson said. “These lessons will all stick with me, but in particular I found the seminars on good leadership most productive.”

BILLD was founded in 1995 in response to a national shift of policy responsibility toward states. Awarded on a competitive, nonpartisan basis, the fellowships pay for attendance at the institute and equip legislators to make policy in an informed and prudent manner.

“As state lawmakers take on more and more policy responsibilities, it's important that we're fully apprised of policy benefits and consequences,” Jackson added. “I am grateful to have been selected for this training opportunity and to have met other lawmakers from across our region who attended the conference in the spirit of bettering our communities and states.”

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