Rep. Claire Rouillard (R – Goffstown) awarded the Henry Toll Fellowship

State of New Hampshire House of Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:               Capitial014                    June 10, 2015     Contact: Jim Rivers   jim.rivers@leg.state.nh.us

REP. ROUILLARD AWARDED THE  HENRY TOLL FELLOWSHIP

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Rep. Claire Rouillard R- Goffstown, NH

Freshman Legislator from Goffstown among 48 National Winners Concord—Rep. Claire Rouillard of Goffstown, serving her first term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, has been awarded the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship given annually by the Council of State Governments (CSG). The program, named for CSG founder Henry Wolcott Toll, is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.

Each year Toll Fellows bring 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky for an intensive six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp” designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth.

Speaker Shawn Jasper, who nominated Rep. Rouillard for the fellowship, saw early on in the legislative session that the freshman was a quick study. “Claire grasped the legislative process early in the session and has made a significant contribution to the House. It is rare to have a freshman part of the leadership team, but Rep. Rouillard certainly earned her title as Assistant Majority Whip,” said Speaker Jasper. “She has a very bright future in state government should she choose to stay on that path,” he added.

Rep. Rouillard represents Hillsborough County, District 6, and has been serving on the House Judiciary Committee while assisting the Majority Whip Richard Hinch of Merrimack.

Rep. Rouillard is a graduate of the Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, known today as the University of New Hampshire Law School.

Since 1986, 20 New Hampshire government officials have received the Toll Fellowship, including Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan, current Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff, State House Chief of Staff Terry Pfaff, and State Senator Sharon Carson.

Rep. Rouillard will join the 47 other fellows in Lexington, KY from August 28 through September 2, 2015.

Goffstown 2015 School Deliberative Session

The 2015 Goffstown School Deliberative Session is in the books. I would estimate there were about 36, to not more than 50, residents in attendance. Of that, maybe about 20 were not related to School personal, School Board or Budget Committee. Kind of sad, and a big difference from days gone by when you’d have 100’s in attendance.

For those attending, it was wonderful to touch base with old friends and watch the awards being passed out. A great video by GTV was shown commemorating the award recepiants.  Log onto the link above to watch the video. Presentation of awards starts at 14:15.

The School Board presentation on the School Operating Budget starts at around 27:13. More details can be found on the Goffstown School District website.

Bottom line: Tax impact of the School Operating Budget is $1.51.                               Tax impact of the School district default budget is $1.48.

Elected Officials attending were Senator Lou D’Allesandro and NH House Representatives Pierce, Griffin and Rouillard. Budget Committee members, Dubrulle (chair), Manney, French, Spoerl, Pierce, Mitchell, McCarthy and Lemay. Also Selectman, Adams and Lemay.