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Judge Gormley Selected as 2014 Toll Fellow

Delaware Municipal Court Judge David M. Gormley will attend a national week-long, leadership-development seminar in September after his selection as one of 48 emerging state leaders. He is the only Ohio participant.

The prestigious Toll Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Council of State Governments, seeks to develop the next generation of leaders from all three branches of state government. Past years programs have focused on crisis management, media training, and adaptive leadership.

In his application, Judge Gormley wrote about why he wanted to participate.

“I like the idea of learning with – and learning from – other problem-solvers whose perspective on the world is different from my own,” he wrote. “The more we understand the difficulties and opportunities that each of us faces in our various positions, the more likely we are to work collaboratively in the future to help solve the pressing problems facing our communities and our states.”

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell, former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, and Auditor of State Dave Yost nominated Judge Gormley for the program. Judge Gormley has served on the Delaware bench since 2008, initially elected in 2007. He was re-elected in 2013.