State Rep. Rebecca Kubacki of Syracuse has been chosen as a member of the 2013-2014 Class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.
The focus of the Lugar Series is to encourage and inspire women to play a more active role in all levels of the politics and government. The 2013-2014 class includes 20 women selected through an application and interview process who each demonstrated leadership ability in their careers and community service.
“Women have always played an important role as leaders in public service but have shied away from serving in leadership roles in government,” Kubacki said. “I am honored to have been selected as a member of the 2013-2014 Class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service series. Leadership is a skill that is earned through commitment and hard work. I intend to use my year in the program to develop my leadership skills to become a better representative for my district and my state.”
The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series was founded in 1990 as a women’s leadership development program designed to increase the number of Republican women in local, state and national elective and appointive offices. Inspired by former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar, the program has trained 421 Hoosier women in 23 classes to enter public service. The Lugar Series led to the creation of a national series of programs which have trained more than 2,000 women from across the nation.
The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is a not-for profit organization funded and operated by the voluntary contributions of individuals and organizations.