Annually, through a competitive application process, Republican women from around Arizona are accepted into this elite leadership program. The session opens in October, offering monthly training sessions that provide an opportunity for women from around Arizona to engage in learning experiences taught by state and national leaders in their field.
Upon completion of the Class of 2021, the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series will have graduated 160 women from 11 counties; Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai.
Graduates currently hold, or have held offices at the state, county, city or town, and school district level as well as appointed positions from local to federal by presidential appointment and within the State Department as a Foreign Service Diplomat.
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The start of the annual series is kicked off with a Opening Reception held at a notable location. Each month's training session also hosts a networking dinner on the Thursday evening prior to the training session. Local political and business leaders are invited to join the class for an exceptional networking opportunity.
The Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series
Achieving Positions of Leadership for
GOP Women in the 21st Century
The Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series was first brought to Arizona by founder and Pennsylvania Republican National Committeewoman, Christine Toretti with Executive Director Bernadette Comfort in 2007. The Arizona program is named after the well-known and respected former AZ GOP Chairwoman Dodie Londen and is part of the National Excellence in Public Service Series.
In 2011, after successfully supporting both the Pennsylvania and Arizona programs for four years Christine handed over the reins of the program to the Board of Governors, with Lisa James as Chairwoman and Kim Owens as Executive Director. The program has continued to grow under the guidance of the esteemed Board of Governors and with the ongoing support of generous benefactors.
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Phoenix, AZ 85018