URBANA –State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) was one of 37 young leaders from across Illinois to graduate today from the 2014 Edgar Fellows program at the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
“I have the highest respect for Governor Jim Edgar and his leadership of our state,” Davidsmeyer said. “It was an honor to be chosen for the prestigious program which bears his name, and a privilege to study alongside so many dedicated public servants.”
The Edgar Fellows program is an assembly of scholars and practitioners of public policy from across Illinois, which every year selects about 40 up and coming figures from across Illinois for its week-long series of seminars and leadership training program. This year’s class included state legislators, local elected officials, state agency executives as well as young leaders of civic groups.
“This week’s session was an inspiring and uplifting look at all that we as policymakers can and should do to work together to bring our state out of the mess it is in,” Davidsmeyer said. “I am eager to get back to the Capitol to begin putting these lessons into practice.”
More information about the Edgar Fellows program is available at http://igpa.uillinois.edu/content/edgar-fellows-program.