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The Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series is a political leadership-training program for women. Applicants for this program are expected to have demonstrated considerable leadership skills in their chosen field of work or in their service to the community over a significant period of time. Applicants must display a commitment to the process of building a tradition of full participation in politics and government and be able to confirm a loyalty to the Republican Party. To be considered as a candidate for the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, an applicant must be sponsored by a fellow Republican, and submit an additional reference from a community sponsor who knows the applicant outside her party/government activities. Full-time students are not eligible to apply.


Members of the Board of Governors of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series are responsible for the final selection of participants. They will use the following criteria in evaluating applicants.


The written portion of the application will be judged on the basis of:


  1. Achievement

  2. Leadership experience or ability

  3. Commitment to public/political service


Finalists will be selected for interviews based on the strength of the written application.


Finalists are required to appear for a personal interview with members of the Advisory Board and Executive Director and other members of a Selection Committee. PHONE INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE OFFERED. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A PHONE INTERVIEW. The personal interview portion of the process will be judged on:


  1. Communication skills

  2. General presence

  3. Sincerity of commitment to public/political service

  4. Critical thinking skills

  5. Problem solving ability

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