An interview with Ashland’s new Mayor Julie Akins by Regine Ayers.
Welcome everybody to this AAUW meeting featuring mayor Julie Akins. The moderator is Regina Ayars. The AAUW Public Policy Committee sponsored the conference, and Regina is the co-chair of that committee.
The committee worked hard to develop comprehensive questions for the mayor and incorporated questions from the public. Those questions are dealt with during the hour.
AAUW is a nationwide organization that began in 1881. Its mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. This meeting fits right in with that mission because one of the focuses is women in leadership. And what do we have here? But a woman mayor, who was newly elected. So it’s a perfect fit with the mission statement.
“I know you had a challenging campaign, and here you are,” Regina Ayars states at the top of her interview with Mayor Julie Akins. Let the questions begin.