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GFC Richmond's 2009 Completion Ceremony

On April 20, more than 125 girls, GFC Coaches and community supporters joined us in a celebration of social change at GFC Richmond's first ever Completion Ceremony!

The event featured the social change projects girls created and implemented throughout the City of Richmond as well as an IT girl. The IT girl award recognizes a girl or woman who has created social change in her own community and this year we are honored Delegate Jennifer McClellan. Please read more about her below!

Check out more about the girls projects and a slideshow of the teams in Richmond here.

A special thanks to Abbe Horswill and Emily Neuberger for volunteering their time to organize the event! Willlogoblkbrd2 Event generously sponsored by Women Involved in Living and Learning at the University of Richmond.

GFC Richmond's 2009 "IT Girl" - Delegate Jennifer McClellan, Virginia House of Delegates, 71st District

JLM_PortraitHouse_small1 Jennifer McClellan was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from the 71st District in 2005. She is assigned to the House Commerce & Labor and Education Committees. Jennifer is a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, and Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

She also serves on the Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education, the Commission on Youth Advisory Committee, the Civil Rights Memorial Commission, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, and the Board of Trustees of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center.   In 2007 she served as a member of Governor Kaine’s Commission on Sexual Violence. She is a member of the 2004 Class of Leadership Metro Richmond.  Jennifer’s past board memberships include the Metro Richmond Boys & Girls Club, Flagler Home at St. Joseph’s Villa, the Oliver White Hill Foundation. 

Prior to elected office, Jennifer served Governor Mark Warner on the Virginia College Building Authority (2002-2005), serving two years as Vice Chair.  She also served on the Board of the Richmond Metropolitan Authority from 2004-2008. Jennifer has received several awards in recognition of her dedicated community and public service.  These honors include being named among the Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2008), Top Young Lawyers in Virginia by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine (2007), Virginia Jaycees Outstanding Young Virginian (2006), recipient of the Leadership Metro Richmond Servant Leader Award (2005), and Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 (2005).  In 2002, Jennifer was named the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference Edward R. Burnett Young Lawyer of the Year Award.  She is also a three-time recipient of that organization’s Outstanding Service Award. 

Jennifer was born in Petersburg and attended public school in Chesterfield County.  She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond in 1994.  In 1997, she received her law degree from the University of Virginia.  Jennifer is married to David Mills, and lives in the Fan District in Richmond.

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