NEWS RELEASE – SENATOR DONNA MERCADO KIM INSTALLED AS MEMBER OF NFWL BOARDPosted on Dec 27, 2017 in Latest Department News
(HONOLULU, HI) –Hawai‘i State Senator Donna Mercado Kim was recently re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.
“It’s an honor to serve on the Board with these distinguished elected women who represent the best of our country’s legislators,” said Sen. Kim. “What I appreciate the most about working with the NFWL is that we are able to put party politics aside to work together on developing strategies and solutions that benefit our communities.”
Kim was re-elected by her peers at the 2017 NFWL Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN, where over 80 elected women met to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues. Providing a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders were able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pressing issues facing their communities today.
“We are so grateful for Senator Kim’s service to this organization,” stated Jody Thomas, NFWL’s Executive Director. “We look forward to continuing to work with her to make 2018 NFWL’s best year yet.”
Kim continues serving in her position through 2018. NFWL will host its 2018 Annual Conference next November 13-17 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Kim is currently the only state legislator from Hawai‘i to be a member of the NFWL Board and most recently served as an NFWL Southwest Regional State Director. Other elected women leaders from Hawai‘i who are members of NFWL include State Representatives Lynn DeCoite, Beth Fukumoto, Dee Morikawa and Joy San Buenaventura.
About the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. www.womenlegislators.org
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Senate Contact: Sen. Donna Mercado Kim 808-587-7200
Senate Media Contact: Jill Kuramoto 808-586-6261