Leadership Award - 2010

The Junior League of Los Angeles Receives the
2010 Junior League Award for Leadership Development

Public Policy Institute gives women the tools to change their communities

Los Angeles, CA—April 2010 – The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. (AJLI) today announced that the Junior League of Los Angeles received its 2010 Junior League Award for Leadership Development.  The award was made at AJLI’s 88th Annual Conference in Orlando on April 17.  Through its annual awards program, AJLI celebrates the outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions that Junior Leagues make both internally within the 293 individual Leagues and externally, working to solve some of the toughest and most urgent problems in their communities. 

Together with the Junior League Community Impact Award, the Leadership Development award is the Leagues’ highest, carrying with it a $10,000 prize.

“Leadership development is central to The Junior League Mission of developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers,” said AJLI President-Elect and member of the Junior League of Monmouth County, Delly Beekman.  “While many Leagues are working in this critical issue area, the Junior League of Los Angeles has done an exemplary job preparing its members to serve both within the League and the community at large.”  

The Public Policy Institute provides graduates with an improved understanding of government processes and a better grasp of advocacy as well as with new relationships with key policy-makers and community organizations.  Classes explore themes and feature guest speakers and moderators well versed in the issues at hand, and give members the opportunity to train with policy- and decision-makers drawn from the worlds of government, law, politics, lobbying, and community organizations.  Members not only get an insider’s view of the core elements that drive public policy decisions—such as budget, tax policy, elections, interest groups and messaging—they also participate on the League’s Public Policy Council, State Public Affairs Committee or Public Affairs Committee and have the opportunity to complete internships in policy development that are tailor-made for women with demanding schedules.  As members progress through this non-partisan program, they are expected to effect change in their community.  

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