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Gals in Government Day
February 8 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Ladies 19-years and older can learn how to get involved in local government at the 2020 Cincinnati Gals in Government Day!
Mark your calendars for the Annual Cincinnati Gals in Government Day! This event is geared towards empowering women ages 19+ to feel comfortable running for office and getting more involved in their local community. It is hosted by Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard.
While the event is FREE, online registration is still needed to attend. There are two tracks to choose from: Running for Office or Getting Involved Locally. Please commit to only one track and complete the application online in full. Only 75 women will be accepted into each track of the program. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The deadline to submit an application is January 6, 2020. The location will be announced to accepted applicants after the deadline.
About Gals in Government Day
The City of Cincinnati is excited to host the second year of this impactful program on Saturday, February 8th. Gals in Government Day is geared towards those who identify as women, ages 19 and older. During this program, participants will gain knowledge and training needed to make them more comfortable either running for office or advocating for their communities as a citizen, neighbor, and leader. Participants will also have the chance to meet women with similar interests and passions, as well as women who’ve been there and can help with the navigation of the system.
If you have any questions about the application or the event, please call the office of Tamaya Dennard at 513-352-5205.
About City Council Member Tamaya Dennard
Tamaya Dennard was born and raised in Cincinnati. She is a proud product of Cincinnati Public Schools, more specifically Aiken High School. She attended the Toulouse School of Business in France (École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse) and later graduated from the University of Cincinnati – Carl H. Lindner College of Business with a degree in International Business.
Tamaya’s innovative thinking around engagement led her to a successful career as a political strategist and eventually to successfully pursue public office. Her passion for people, inclusion and social justice made advocacy her occupation. Writing policy and legislation to assist the underserved community and her desire to see more women in politics led her to being a sought after speaker in high schools and on college campuses throughout the State of Ohio. Tamaya has been a featured speaker for Elect Her and the Ohio Diversity Conference Women’s Conference. She is also a TEDx speaker.
In addition to being a Cincinnati City Councilwoman, Tamaya is currently working as an innovation specialist with Design Impact, a non-profit social innovation design firm located here in Cincinnati. In 2014, she was named one of the Forty Under 40 Leaders to Watch in Cincinnati by the Cincinnati Business Courier and in 2017, Tamaya received the Affirmed Award from the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Southwestern Ohio. In 2018, Tamaya received the NAACP Theodore M. Berry Award.