When Cincinnati City Council Member Tamaya Dennard got the idea for Girls In Government Day she imagined a program that inspired school-age girls to get involved in local leadership roles. After receiving more than 150 applications she realized the program could connect young people from all walks of life.
On Saturday, May 19 girls, ages 8 to 18, visited City Hall to learn the role of city government, and to meet some of the women who make it run, including Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus and Greater Cincinnati Water Works Director Cathy Bailey.
One of Dennard's hopes for the girls is that this experience can open the door to future career choices that may have been previously unexplored.
Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss Girls In Government Day is Cincinnati City Council Member and Council President Pro Tem Tamaya Dennard; and Director of Community Strategy Monique Gilliam.