Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that former Louisville Metro Council member Tina Ward-Pugh will be joining the Office for Women.
In her new role, Ward-Pugh will build upon existing programs and increase the outreach and advocacy on behalf of women across the city.
“Tina Ward-Pugh has a long and distinguished list of accomplishments in advocacy and leadership in our city. I look forward to the great work Tina will do in advancing the work of the Office for Women,” Mayor Fischer said. “This could not come at a more important juncture for our community.”
Ward-Pugh said: “It will come as no surprise to most everyone that I am thrilled to join the leadership in the Office for Women. My energy and passion for more than two decades has been working to elevate the status of girls and women in our community and world in some way or another. I look forward to building upon the good work that the OFW has been a part of for many years.”
The Office for Women is part of Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services.
“Tina brings a wealth of contacts and expertise to RCS that will further elevate the work of the Office for Women. Her background and connections to the social work community will serve all of RCS as we work together to address the needs of our community,” said Gena Redmon, director of Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services
Ward-Pugh represented District 9 on the Metro Council from 2003 until choosing to not seek re-election in 2014. She also served on the City of Louisville Board of Aldermen.
Office for Women was founded in 1991 and works to ensure women have access to the resources and information necessary for self-determination.