Outstanding Examples of State Leadership

Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, and California

GAEA, led by Dr. Deborah Johnson, is organizing a COABE regional institute to provide targeted professional development in region 3 where the topic of apprenticeship programs working with adult ed programs will be highlighted.

PAACE Advocacy Chair, JoAnn Weinberger, regularly rallies the grassroots membership in Pennsylvania to contact their legislators. 

MAACE state association leadership worked together with their state office which provided outstanding professional development via a webinar for nearly 100 state leaders.

KYAE organized and coordinated our first state innovation strand for the COABE national conference. 

IAACE President, Robert Moore, and Past President, Sara Gutting, encouraged members in Indiana to contact their legislators to ensure Adult Education receives adequate funding.

OAACE President, Connie Shriver, will hold a webinar for members in Ohio to discuss the state grant process.

CCAE's Advocacy Committee will hold a student rally and legislative day in California to ensure funding for adult education remains intact.

AZ-AALL won the COABE State Innovation of the Year Award by developing and coordinating the Adult Ambassador Training Initiative which will be showcased at the COABE national conference. AZ-AALL is also serving as the state partner for the COAE national conference!

Does your state provide outstanding leadership? Contact sharonbonney@coabe.org to share your story!