Brown appointed to National Conference of State Legislatures executive board

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Phila., announced that she has been selected to serve on the board of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Brown will serve as the at-large Democratic representative on the executive board of the Women’s Legislative Network of the NCSL.

“I am excited to be able to continue my commitment to service while working with women legislators from across the nation,” Brown said. “This is a great opportunity to learn more about how we can increase female representation in our state legislature. This will also allow me to learn from my fellow legislators – from both sides of the aisle – on how I can better serve Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents.”

The Women’s Legislative Network of the NCSL is the professional development organization that includes every female state legislator in the 50 states, United States territories, and the District of Columbia. For more than 40 years, the NCSL Legislative Summit has brought together legislators and staff from both sides of the aisle to tackle and discuss difficult problems and find reasonable solutions. The Network does not advocate for or against specific state policies. It instead seeks to promote the participation, empowerment, and leadership of women legislators and provides a forum for women to learn from one another and develop mentoring relationships.

Brown was formally elected on Aug. 8 during the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston and will serve a two-year term. She was selected because of her outstanding legislative record and dedication to public service. Brown was joined by more than 6,500 state legislators, legislative staff, federal officials and others from across the country and world. During her first board meeting, she discussed women’s access to investment capital and their participation in the economy with former NCSL president Jane Campbell, a former legislator from Ohio. Brown said she looks forward to future network activities including additional, in-depth communications training, discussing effective research practices, and opening pathways to science, technology, engineering and math for girls and women.

More information is available by contacting Brown’s constituent service office at 215-879-6615.