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LWV president attends leadership conference

Georgia DeGregorio, president of the League of Women Voters of Rochester Metropolitan Area, has just returned from a leadership institute in Baltimore, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the United States.

DeGregorio is continuing her tenure as a Ruth S. Shur fellow, an elite program run by the national organization. She joined the program in 2010, one of the first 12 in its inaugural year.

At the training, DeGregorio was joined by LWVUS President Elisabeth MacNamara who laid out the long-term vision for the league and highlighted ways the Shur Fellows will help achieve that vision. Fellows also received professional training in leadership development, communications, coaching and planning.

Shur fellows are chosen through a competitive application process for outstanding leadership qualities and a proven commitment to the mission of the league. Shur Fellows work across the organization’s grassroots network to empower volunteers to better serve communities nationwide.

DeGregorio has been a member of LWV-RMA since the late 1960s when she first joined a league study group on the U.S. foreign policy towards China. She has recently served the New York state league as membership chair and has been active with the Osher Lifelong Living Institute at RIT and an active member of her church.



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