Minnesota Excellence in Public Service

For more information contact:  Leslie Rosedahl (651) 353-1818 or Mary Igo (612) 290-9327


Saint Paul, Minnesota – The Minnesota Excellence in Public Service Series, a national leadership program training women for public service and leadership roles in their careers, communities, and government, announced today that Pam Myhra, Burnsville, has finished the nine month program. A formal graduation ceremony will take place in September.

The Minnesota Excellence in Public Service Series, associated with the national Excellence in Public Service program for women in more than 20 other states, consists of sessions with high level speakers, including hands-on experience at all levels of government, instruction on how to run a successful campaign and a three-day conference in Washington DC to discuss national policy issues. The program is funded and operated by the voluntary contributions of individuals and organizations committed to increasing the leadership of women in political activities, elected offices and key appointive positions at all levels of government.

Graduates of the program have gone on to serve in the Minnesota legislature, on governor-appointed boards, host talk radio, run for office, manage campaigns, and grow grassroots programs.

Mary Igo, Chair of the Minnesota Excellence in Public Service Series Board of Directors, said, “Pam Myhra and the other twelve women who participated in this year’s program are extraordinary in their dedication to their communities. I am confident Pam will accept new and important roles in public service. The women who graduated from the series are enriching our public policy discussions and enhancing the quality of life in our state and our nation.”

Pam is currently running for State Representative of Minnesota House District 40A, central and western Burnsville and the northeastern section of Savage. She lives with her husband, Chuck, and three children in Burnsville.