WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 6, 2016 – The Governing Institute announces the selection of Cincinnati, Ohio, Councilwoman Amy Murray as the 25th member of the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2016.

Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program highlights the outstanding contributions of women currently in public office, provides leadership development and job critical skills during three in-person Summits, and creates a network to pay it forward by inviting and mentoring the next generation of women leaders to run for office. The inaugural class of 24 completed a yearlong curriculum in November 2015.

The Honorable Amy Murray serves as a Councilwoman on the nine-member Cincinnati, OH, City Council. She was appointed to the City Council in 2011 and elected by the voters to continue her service in 2013. She chairs the Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee. She also serves as vice chair for both the Budget and Finance Committee and the Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Cincinnati Planning Commission. Councilwoman Murray is fluent in Japanese and brings to this office private sector experience negotiating Asian business deals for Proctor & Gamble and then operating her own consulting firm for companies seeking to conduct business in Japan.

“It is an honor to be a part of a group of women from all over the United States who are making such positive changes in their communities,” said Councilwoman Murray. “I look forward to the forums, group discussions and individual conversations that will enable me to engage at a different level of public service. I hope to learn new ideas that will develop from our various backgrounds and experiences which I can apply in our region. It’s exciting to be a part of this group and I look forward to representing Greater Cincinnati. Hopefully we can work together to shape the future.”

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For more information:
Julia Burrows
Director, Governing Institute

Lauren O’Brien
Community Outreach Director, Cincinnati City Councilwoman Amy Murray