Rep. Keeley to chair National Foundation for Women Legislators

Rep. Helene Keeley was recently elected to serve as Chair on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.

“I’m honored to have the privilege and opportunity to chair the board of a body that dedicates itself to advancing women in governance,” said Keeley. “I have been involved with NFWL for several years and know how helpful the organization has been to me and to many other women throughout the country. I hope to continue that work in the coming year.”

Keeley was elected by her peers at the 2015 NFWL Annual Conference in Oklahoma City, OK, where over one hundred elected women met to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues. Providing a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders are able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pressing issues facing their communities today.

“We are so proud of Representative Keeley and all she has accomplished,” stated Senator Diane Allen, NFWL’s current Chair. “We are looking forward to her leadership in the Foundation and I know she will help us make next year one of the most exciting years NFWL has seen.”

Keeley begins serving in her new position on January 1, 2016. The Foundation will host its 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL November 15-19, 2016.

A Delaware native, Keeley has represented the 3rd District since 1996. She serves on various nonprofit boards in her community and has championed legislation improving Delaware’s DUI laws and helped establish the statewide mortgage foreclosure mediation program to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business - Richman Center Executive Education Program. She resides with her husband, Michael Green, in Wilmington.

Earlier this month, Keeley was presented with the 2015 Elected Women of Excellence Award. The award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can now serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate about.

About the National Foundation for Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)

Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance.   As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.