Henderson Mayor Debra March chosen for women’s leadership program

Henderson Mayor Debra March has been chosen to participate in Governing Institute’s 2018 Women in Government Leadership Program.

March is the first woman selected to represent Nevada and one of 25 women chosen to participate in the nationwide program, which focuses on promoting and supporting elected women leaders. The yearlong program has participants from 20 states and includes members of local and state governments.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected as a member of the 2018 Leadership Class and excited to join with my female colleagues in the program from across the country to highlight and encourage women’s leadership roles at all levels of government,” said March in a press release.

“There are a number of studies that show that organizations are more successful when women are participating,” said Julia Burrows, director of the Governing Institute. “The difference that women make in leadership roles includes better decision making, more points of view are considered when passing legislation and since 50 percent of the population are women, it makes sense to reflect that.”

Nominations were received for nearly 150 women for the class of 2018. There are 75 alumnae of the program, which was founded in 2014.

The class was selected based on career and educational accomplishments, personal recommendations, a commitment to actively participate and the goal of seating a diverse class, according to the press release.

Each class also includes a woman not serving in elected office, but with an interest in running for office, Burrows said.

Contact Sandy Lopez at slopez@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4686. Follow @JournalismSandy on Twitter.

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