This national event recognizes a select number of legislative leaders in the United States who are responsible for shaping state public policies and developing groundbreaking new laws. This year’s conference theme is “In the Cloud: Effective Governance in the Information Age.”
“We are pleased that Republican Minority Leader Gene Ward has been chosen to participate in this important event,” House Republican Floor Leader Kymberly Pine stated. “At a time of rapid change when the internet is affecting the way we live and govern, Rep. Ward’s attendance will help keep Hawaii at the cutting edge of emerging cyber space issues.”
The 2011 State Legislative Leaders Foundation forum is being held on the campus of the University of Norte Dame in South Bend Indiana. About 35 Democrat and Republican state lawmakers from various states will be participating in this year’s program.
The State Legislative Leaders Foundation will cover most costs and no state funds will be used.
“I am honored to have been chosen to attend this leadership forum,” said Rep. Gene Ward. “I look forward to learning from my fellow lawmakers and a distinguished list of speakers to bring back solutions to improve governance in Hawaii.”
Rep. Gene Ward, serves as House Minority Leader and represents House District 17 that includes the communities of Kalama Valley and Hawaii Kai. He is a member of the Finance, Legislative Management, International Affairs, and Hawaiian Affairs Committees in the House of Representatives.