CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce Chippewa County Board Supervisor Kari Ives as a 2022 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner.
This 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.
The 2022 Women of Excellence winners will be presented with an award during NFWL’s 2022 Annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
The reception will bring together elected women conference attendees from across the country to recognize the accomplishments of Women of Excellence Award Winners.
“Part of the spirit of NFWL is that we take time to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of the hardworking and dedicated women around us, and we are delighted to recognize this year’s honorees,” shares NFWL Executive Director Jody Thomas.
Kari Ives is currently in her 7th year as a County Board Supervisor for Chippewa County with a focus on improving programs, health and infrastructure for those in Chippewa County. She is the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, the Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Agriculture and Extension Committee. She is also a committee member of the Legal and Law Committee and the West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency. Supervisor Ives is also Chair of the Wisconsin Counties Association Health and Human Services Committee. Besides being on the County Board Ms. Ives is a social worker and clinical abuse counselor in a minimum secured prison for the last 18 years.
The winners were nominated by their colleagues and constituents from their home states, before being chosen by a distinguished panel of NFWL members.
“We congratulate our winners from this year and look forward presenting them with their award in November,” Thomas concludes.
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.