Troy Mayor Al Adomite has been chosen as a 2013 Edgar Fellow and will participate in an August workshop conducted by former Gov. Jim Edgar and the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
The 41 fellows, selected from more than 160 nominees, include elected and appointed officials from all levels of government throughout Illinois, as well as Illinoisans who are making their mark in the business world and community activities.
"I am confident these emerging leaders representing the great diversity of our state will become friends," Edgar said. "They will realize that they have much in common and appreciate differences in perspective. They will form bonds and sharpen leadership skills that should help them solve problems as they assume even more responsibility."
The four-day event is Aug. 4-7 in Champaign-Urbana. The Edgar Fellows will participate in an executive training program that engages them with each other, seasoned practitioners and scholars in major policy areas, such as health care and transportation. After the session ends, Edgar and the institute will gather them periodically to continue their education and network building.
Adomite was elected in the fall to his first term as mayor of Troy. He previously served as an alderman.