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Delegate Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha, was selected as the first West Virginian to attend the Young Leaders Conference of the Council for the United States and Italy.

Poore traveled to Austin, Texas this month for the conference.

Poore described the experience as "amazing."

"To be in a room with people from across the world, talking about roots and borders and how we could be defined and/or limited by them, was very interesting," she said.

The Council for the United States and Italy is a bi-national, non-profit, non-political organization that was founded in 1983 to foster closer ties between the United States and Italy, and between the United States and Europe.

The conference takes place alternately in the United States and in Italy, and for the past five years, participants from other countries also have been included. The purpose of the conferences is to allow participants to gain new perspectives on global issues, as well as to create a network among emerging European and American leaders.

"We talked about the personal, political and economic dimensions of our countries," Poore said. "We discussed how we are agents of change, and it is our responsibility to begin to invest in the thought of expanding outside of our comfort zone to seek opportunity for our countries and communities — always understanding the richness of our roots, but also the value of others' thoughts, ideas and resources."

The Council paid for the conference, which took place Oct. 17-19.