Event encourages and teaches women how to run for office, be engaged in local issues

It is called “Real Women Run” and it is coming to Logan on Saturday. All women interested are invited and it will be held in the Perry Pavilion at Utah State University’s Huntsman Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jill Anderson, executive director of Cache Valley’s CAPSA, says her organization and numerous other local groups will participate in the training which is meant to help empower women to be more involved and active in community affairs, and perhaps political affairs as well.

“We just want to encourage women to recognize that anyone can run for office,” Anderson explained on KVNU’s For the People program, “they can engage by helping other folks run for office, they can be appointed to different boards and commissions.

“CAPSA has a board of directors. There are just different ways to engage in a community and influence policy decisions.”

Among those participating in the discussion are local women in elected positions such as Hyrum Mayor Stephanie Miller, Logan City Councilmember Jeannie Simmonds and several representatives from Utah State University.

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