Two Fort Wayne women will be part of the 30th class of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series next year.
Rachel Lott, director of marketing and community outreach at Hillsdale Hospital in Michigan, and Kimberly Wagner, chief of staff to the chancellor at Purdue University Fort Wayne, will train with the Lugar Series next year, according to a Thursday news release. Lott unsuccessfully challenged Fort Wayne City Councilman Jason Arp, R-4th, in the May primary election.
"We are grateful to have so many impressive Hoosier women interested in public service and the political process apply for the Lugar Series this year," Anne Hathaway, the series' executive director, said in a statement. "The women selected for the 30th Lugar Series class are from all over the state of Indiana and are already influential leaders in their communities at various capacities. I'm excited to see them grow their skills over the next 12 months and know they will go on to do great things at the local, state and federal levels upon graduating the Lugar Series."
Lott and Wagner will join 18 other women from around the state.
The Lugar Series was established in 1990 to support Republican women who are interested in serving in local, state and national elected and appointed offices. To date, the series has trained 529 Indiana women.