Senator gets training to sharpen leadership skills

State Senator Vinny deMacedo had a chance to sharpen his leadership skills recently by taking part in a national training initiative for selected state officials.

The Plymouth Republican was chosen by the Council of State Governments to participate in its Henry Toll Fellowship program, which took place Aug. 25-30 in Lexington, Ky.

Named for the council’s founder, Henry Wolcott Toll, the program is considered one of nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.


The 48 participants in this year’s class came from 32 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam and represented all three branches of state government. A committee of program alumni reviewed applications and selected the class.

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“I applied because I think being able to interact with elected officials from around the country and learn from their experiences will help me become a better legislator,” deMacedo said in a statement prior to attending the program.

DeMacedo owns a gas station in Plymouth and is in his second term in the Senate after eight terms in the House.

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