johnson 052021BUFFALO GROVE – Out of a pool of 187 nominees from all levels of government, nonprofit organizations and the business world, State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) has been selected to be part of the ninth annual Edgar Fellows Program.

“It is my great honor to participate in this year’s Edgar Fellows Program,” Johnson said. “I look forward to engaging with brilliant and experienced individuals from across the state, and I hope to return to the 30th District energized and inspired.”

The fellows will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next week for an intense executive training program, featuring more than two dozen policy experts and experienced practitioners. They will also have the opportunity to learn from each other in discussions of issues such as workforce development, climate change, public safety, disaster planning and intergovernmental cooperation.

The Edgar Fellows Program is an initiative designed by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs to inspire respectful and collaborative leadership to address the state's major challenges.

Senator Johnson is one of 40 participants selected for the program this year.

“I’m both excited and humbled to be rubbing shoulders with so many respected community leaders,” Johnson said. “I am ready to listen and learn, and I can’t wait to make the most of our week in Champaign.”

More information about the Edgar Fellows Program is available here.