For Immediate Release
July 5, 2018
Contact: Natalie Higgins, Natalie.Higgins@mahouse.gov, 978-602-3772
Leominster State Representative Natalie Higgins named a 2018 Emerging Leader
BOSTON -- The State Legislative Leaders Foundation named Representative Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster) to its 2018 Emerging Leaders Class. The State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to professional development for our nation’s current and future state legislative leaders.
The Emerging Leaders Program is designed specifically for the next generation of leaders in our state legislatures and offers mentoring to first- and second-term legislators who have been identified by their peers as future leaders. The program is held every July on the campus of the University of Virginia, in partnership with the distinguished Darden School of Business.
Next week, 42 of the best and brightest state legislators from across the nation take part in four days of challenging classroom discussions, led by a team of professors at the Darden School. Since 2005, over 600 legislators have benefitted from their experience at this program, and a significant number have continued their careers in public service. Many have achieved positions of leadership in their states.
“I am honored to have been chosen as an Emerging Leader in my first term in office,” said Rep. Natalie Higgins. “It’s been awhile since I’ve had this much homework and I am excited to learn as much as I can in these four days to become a stronger representative of Leominster and a better advocate for our priorities in the Massachusetts State House.”