Weigelt earns spot in public service program

Tinisha Weigelt, of Roanoke, was recently accepted into the Lugar Series Excellence in Public Service program at the Ivy Tech located in downtown Indianapolis.

Weigelt will take part in this competitive program which has as its mission to increase the number and influence of Republican women in elected and appointed governmental positions at local, state and federal levels.

“I have long respected the efforts of former Sen. Lugar to encourage women to engage in the political process and serve in government,” says Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03). “Over the years, the Lugar Series has helped numerous talented Hoosier women leaders prepare for expanded roles in public service. I am excited that a member of my team – Tinisha Weigelt – is a member of this year’s Lugar Series class. Tinisha is talented, hard-working and committed to serving the citizens of northeast Indiana.”

As a participant in this national leadership program, Weigelt will receive specialized training in preparation to serve in key governmental and political positions. The women who have graduated from the series are enriching public policy discussions and enhancing the quality of life in Indiana and the nation.

“It is a great privilege to be selected among so highly qualified women to participate in the Lugar Series,” Weigelt says. “I look forward to honing my skills to better serve my community and the Hoosier state.”

The class meets each month to learn the various skill sets required to become a public servant, run a campaign, network with state and local leaders and listen to business professionals on issues facing society. In the spring the class travels to Washington, DC, to meet with Indiana’s delegation at the national level.

“This year’s class is made up of 20 Hoosier women from across the state, and each of them bring a different set of skills and background to the table,” says Anne Hathaway, executive director of the Lugar Series. “I am looking forward to seeing their progress throughout the next six months and watching them blossom into tomorrow’s leaders.”

To date, 489 Hoosier women have graduated from the Lugar Series and gone on to become elected officials, CEOs and partners in law firms.

Weigelt is the officer manager and financial administrator for Congressman Banks, and resides in Roanoke with her husband Matthew, a freelance writer, and their two sons, James-Lawrence and Isaac.