House Republican Leader Tony McCombie was selected as a guest speaker for the upcoming Edgar Fellows Program, which unites public policy leaders from across the state in a weekslong executive leadership program. The 2023 class of fellows was recently announced and includes elected and appointed officials from all levels of government; leaders of non-profit and labor organizations; and individuals who are influencing public policy in the business world.
The program begins next month at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign where participants will engage with more than 30 experienced public policy practitioners who are experts in issues that include economic development, climate change, supply chain, education, Medicaid, transportation, communications between the courts and intergovernmental cooperation. McCombie is one of those leaders; she completed the fellow program herself in 2019 and will now share her experience in public service as House Republican Leader, her path into politics, and advice on bipartisanship.
“I am honored to be chosen as a speaker for this year’s program and excited to play a role in motivating and encouraging positive public policy solutions for the future of our state—and its leaders,” said McCombie.