Kristin Fair Combs of Michigan Earns National Award from Women’s Policy Organization

Kristin Fair Combs of Michigan Earns National Award from Women’s Policy Organization

By The Policy Circle

Kristin Fair Combs of Michigan is an example of how the simple act of starting a meaningful conversation grows the mission, work, and impact of The Policy Circle. Kristin has recommended 11 women to start their own Policy Circles in Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina.

Awards were given in Chicago on Friday, November 15th, 2019

CHICAGO — On November 15th, 2019, The Policy Circle, a national nonpartisan nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to advancing women’s leadership through expanding knowledge of the impact of public policy on our society hosted its Fourth Annual Policy Circle Leadership Summit in Chicago.   The Summit featured national thought leaders such as former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Ambassador Nancy Brinker and CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

Fifteen Policy Circle Leaders, Connectors and State Leadership Council chairs were recognized for their work in 2019 to further civil conversation, civic engagement, and community involvement. The following individuals received awards;

  • The 2019 Connector Award was given to Heidi Ganahl of Colorado and Kristen Fair Combs of Michigan
  • The 2019 Engagement Award was given to Ola Lisowski of Wisconsin
  • The 2019 Experience Award was given to Janet Burt of Illinois, and co-leaders Renee Amar and Cheryl Tolbert of Louisiana
  • The Star City Award was given to Rich Ryffel, Wendy Hershey and Stephanie Dobson of J.P. Morgan – St. Louis and Jane Campbell, Tracey Bosman, of St. Louis
  • The 2019 State Leadership Council Award was given to Katie Glick, Morgan Perrill, Clare Morrison, Lacey Willard, and Amanda Muldoon of Indiana

About The Policy Circle

Founded in 2015, The Policy Circle provides a fact-based, nonpartisan framework that inspires women living in the same community to connect, learn about and discuss public policies that impact creativity.

The Policy Circle’s vision is that women across the Nation are connected and engaged in their communities, openly sharing their views and taking a leadership role in public policy dialogue on what human creativity can accomplish in a free market economy. The Policy Circle’s round table discussions empower women to become more vocal in public policy dialogue and civic engagement within their community, their state, and their country.

In just four years, The Policy Circle has grown to over 3500 members in over 294 Circles in 40 states and 3 continents. Based on organic networks of women, it is one of the fastest-growing national organizations empowering women to gain the knowledge and confidence to become policy leaders.


Lindsey Jenn

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