Sen. Janet Nguyen, R-Garden Grove—whose district includes portions of Long Beach—announced she has been selected to participate in a 24-month public leadership program hosted by The Aspen Institute.
The invitation-only Rodel Fellowship Program is meant to nurture bipartisanship, political civility, and the ideals of democracy, according to a press release from Nguyen’s office sent out Friday.
The institute chooses 24 emerging elected officials between the ages of 25 and 50 to participate, including 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats, the release stated.
“I am honored and thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the Rodel Fellowship Program," Nguyen said. "Opportunities like this are invaluable because they not only foster fellowship among elected officials but also help us find better ways to fulfill our mission as public servants."
Nearly 250 elected officials have participated in the fellowship program since its inception in 2005.