Getting to Know the Vision 2020 Delegates

Every Friday Vision 2020 will highlight local news coverage of our National Delegates.  Today we report on Susan Savage of Oklahoma and Roxanne Lara of New Mexico.

News On 6 reported on Oklahoman Susan Savage’s selection as a National Delegate for Vision 2020’s October conference.  The article gave background on Savage, along with a short description of Vision 2020.

Savage serves as Oklahoma Secretary of State.  She was appointed to the position by Gov. Brad Henry in 2003.  Before that, she served as the first woman mayor of Tulsa, Okla., from 1992 – 2002.

Savage is a third-generation Oklahoman, her great grandmother having traveled by covered wagon to the state in the 1800s.  Savage’s grandmother had married by the time American women gained the right to vote, but she lived long enough to vote her granddaughter into mayoral office to make Tulsan history.

Savage credits the women in her family for demonstrating leadership and strength to her.  She has received recognition on a local, statewide and national scale for her work as Oklahoma Secretary of State, for her leadership and advocacy of issues related to education, women and environmental protection.

New Mexico National Delegate Roxanne Lara was featured in two articles.  The Carlsbad Department of Development announced Lara’s selection as New Mexico delegate to Vision 2020.  The article elaborated on the Vision 2020 initiative, and the delegate selection process.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus also ran on article on Lara, which featured more details on Lara’s career background, as well as her involvement with Vision 2020.  Lara owns her own law firm, which she founded in 2005.  Lara Law Firm represents the abused and neglected children of Eddy County, New Mexico.  It also represents private citizens and businesses.

In addition to her practice, Lara engages with her local community by serving as Eddy County Commissioner.  Her community involvement does not stop there, however. Lara also serves as Vice-Chairman of the local DWI Council, member of the Eddy County-Lea County Energy Alliance, executive board member of the Carlsbad Department of Development, board member for the Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation, and board member of the Carlsbad Downtown Lions Club.  Lara hopes to inspire others to engage actively in their communities as well.

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