Roanoke woman participates in Lugar public service series

Tinisha Weigelt, of Roanoke, is one of 20 women from across Indiana participating in the 28th Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

The goal of the series is to “increase the number and influence of Republican women in elected and appointed governmental positions at the local, state and federal levels.” To date, 489 Hoosier women have graduated from the series.

An opening reception for the 2017-18 class was held Nov. 10 in Indianapolis. The series continues for eight months as participants learn the skills required to become a public servant and run a campaign, network with state and local leaders and listen to business professionals on issues facing society.

In the spring, the class will meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation and other national officials in Washington, DC.