Senator Roberts Selected as 2019 Toll Fellow



(NASHVILLE) June 21, 2019 -- State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) is one of 48 of the nation’s top government officials from across the nation selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by The Council of State Governments, August 23-27, 2019, in Lexington, KY.

The intensive five-day “leadership boot camp”, named in honor of Henry Toll – a Colorado senator who founded CSG in 1933, seeks to develop the next generation of leaders from all three branches of state government.  The program’s sessions are designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth, while providing priceless networking and relationship-building opportunities. The experience gives these leaders perspectives they would not ordinarily obtain during the course of their regular governmental service.

Roberts was nominated by Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), with endorsements from Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge and Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville). He was selected from many outstanding applicants by a committee of state elected and appointed officials as one of the most promising leaders of state government. Past Toll Fellowship graduates include governors, US Senators and members of Congress, as well as leaders in state government.

Senator Roberts serves as Chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee and is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has served as a State Senator in the 109th, 110th and 111th General Assemblies.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.

For more information about the Henry Toll Fellowship Program, please contact Kelley Arnold at (800) 800-1910.