Rep. Gina McCabe chosen for 2015 Western Legislative Academy

Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, has been selected by The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) as a participant in its prestigious training institute for lawmakers in their first four years of service. The purpose of the Western Legislative Academy is to build excellence and effectiveness in state legislators in the Western region.

“I am honored to be selected to the Academy. This is a great opportunity for me to talk with other newly elected legislators from both sides of the aisle about their experiences and what issues they are working on,” said McCabe. “Getting different perspectives and being part of this academy will improve my effectiveness as a legislator.”

The CSG West is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving Western state legislators of both parties in 13 Western states. Admission to the Academy is very competitive and based on commitment to public service, desire to improve personal legislative effectiveness and interest in improving the legislative process. Out of 105 applicants from throughout the West, 44 state legislators were selected for the Class of 2015.

The Academy convenes Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Legislators will have intensive training in subjects such as ethics, communications, negotiations, time management and leadership. Faculty is drawn from academia, former military and the private sector.



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