The Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service

2007 Silver Winner Best Television Non-Broadcast Video

The Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service received the 2007 Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants, Silver Award in the category of Television: Best Non-Broadcast Video. Pictured left are Michaele Smith, Grace Drake, and Lisa Thomas.


The Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service, directed by Senator Grace Drake, works to promote the advancement of public service careers for women and men within the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and at the national, state, and local levels. It accomplishes its mission through educational programs designed to foster and encourage the selection of public service as a profession.

The activities of the center include:

  • A 30-minute DVD, "YOU Should Run for Office" with an accompanying curriculum to inspire Ohioans, especially women and members of minority groups, to run for the Ohio General Assembly. The Ohio Channel will begin airing the video on Sept. 5th, 1:30. Click here for the schedule page for the Ohio Channel.
  • Federally funded research on the impact of term limits on the recruitment of women and minority candidates for legislative office.
  • A mentoring program that pairs both female and male graduate-level students and undergraduate juniors and seniors with a community professional who has real world experience in politics and governance, business, the public sector, or the nonprofit sector.

For printed information, see the Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service brochure, in pdf format.

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    Mailing Address
    Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue, UR 140
    Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
    Campus Location
    Urban Building, Room 140
    1717 Euclid Avenue
    Phone: 216.687.9222
    g.drake77@csuohio.edu




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