Council Vice President Spiegel to Meet with National Leaders, Policy Experts
Will Join Over 200 Young, Progressive Elected Officials at Policy Summit in Washington
Gaithersburg City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel will meet with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other national political leaders in Washington, DC at the seventh annual convening of the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network from June 21 to 24. Spiegel will have the opportunity to discuss innovative local and state policy initiatives with national experts, participate in a healthcare forum and meet with over 200 progressive elected officials from around the country.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to share ideas and build connections with young elected officials from across the nation,” said Spiegel. “As the next generation of leaders, we have a responsibility to work together to tackle difficult challenges and improve our communities.”
The YEO Network, a project of People For the American Way Foundation, consists of over 700 young, progressive city, county, state and federal officials under the age of 35 from all 50 states. At the Network’s convening, elected officials will discuss innovative policy solutions for issues including economic development, education, environmental policy, tax reform, equality, healthcare and more.
“Young elected officials are creating lasting change in their communities and around the country,” said Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee City Commissioner and Executive Director of the YEO Network. “This conference is an opportunity for young, progressive elected officials to exchange ideas with fellow officeholders and with national policy leaders. The Young Elected Officials Network gives leaders a chance to develop new strategies and solutions to the many challenges we are facing at home and across America.”
The Young Elected Officials Network is a program of People For the American Way Foundation. The program provides a network of support for young elected leaders to share ideas and discuss issues that affect their common interests and constituencies. Visit www.pfaw.org for more information.