Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to Attend Nation’s Largest Summit for Young Elected Leaders
Will Join Progressive Elected Officials in San Francisco
MILWAUKEE – This week County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson will meet with fellow elected officials and national leaders in San Francisco at the 12th annual National Convening of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young Elected Officials Network. At the convening, which is the largest gathering of young elected leaders in the country, Nicholson will participate in issue-based training sessions with nearly 100 fellow progressive elected officials from across the nation to learn best practices for resistance at the state and local level, and create proactive strategies to bring back to all 50 states.
“I’m very excited to participate in this year’s convening of the Young Elected Officials Network, and looking forward to learning strategies for advancing a progressive agenda. We have big goals for making Milwaukee County a better place to live and work, and I’m eager to learn from my peers around the country and share my experiences as a Milwaukee County Supervisor,” said Nicholson.
Nicholson, 29 was elected Milwaukee County Supervisor in 2016 and has been a member of the Young Elected Officials Network since January 2017. She will bring her own unique perspective to the convening and plans to share her experience working as a public school teacher. She also plans to discuss her work as a Milwaukee County Supervisor, where she has spent her time fighting for working families and against discriminatory policies enacted by the Trump Administration.
The YEO Network is a cutting-edge program investing in the pipeline of progressive leadership and building sustained relationships with its members. It provides the resources young elected officials need to effectively impact policy, foster their own development and professional growth, and elevate their voices and their leadership in the broader progressive movement.
At the convening, young elected officials will discuss policy solutions on topics ranging from climate change to criminal justice reform, and hear from several distinguished speakers.
The 2017 convening of the Young Elected Officials Network will take place from July 12 to July 16 in San Francisco, California.