By LWG Editor

It’s been another busy year for the League. We’ve heard you loud and clear that having a spot where local government women AND men can visit to read content about advancing women in government is essential. We’re also very proud of the original content being written by our supporters and partners as guest writers — people just like YOU! As we like to say, YOUR STORY IS IMPORTANT & WE WANT TO HEAR IT!

This year’s top guest writer posts focused on a variety of topics, but the ones with the most hits, views, re-tweets and “likes” were the following:

Melanie Piana, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Ferndale, MI: Ferndale’s Bold Family/Parental Leave Policy

Jackie Thiel, City Engineer, Upper Arlington, Ohio: The Value of Working with Strong Women in a Professional Association

Paul & Tamara Letourneau, Yorba Linda, CA: Two Ears and One Mouth – 5 Tips for the Listening Leader

Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners & former city manager: Having the Confidence to Pursue the TOP JOB

Karen Daly, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director – Hutto, TX: Funemployment: Going from 90 to Nothing!

Tom Miller, President & CEO – National Research Center, Inc: The City Manager of the Future

Ayanna Pressley, At-Large Member, City Council – Boston, MA: Redefining Having it All

Julie Underwood, City Manager – Mercer Island, WA: Seeking Members to Join the #13Percent Club

Liz O’Donnell, Author, Blogger & Working Daughter – Boston, MA: The Crisis Affecting America’s Working Daughters

Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager – Sierra Vista, AZ: Women’s Equality Day…Not Quite Yet!

Julia Burrows, Director, Governing Institute: Parity in the City of Sacramento

Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD & Tope Olofintuyi, Chapel Hill, NC: How can local governments create gender-inclusive workplaces?

Wally Bobkiewicz, City Manager – Evanston, IL: I’m in the Democracy Business!

Marianne Cooper, PhD, Clayman Center for Gender Research at Stanford University: We Act as if Work is Optional……It’s NOT!

And the #1 Post of the Year with the most views on the League of Women in Government website was written by:

Andi Welsh, City Manager – Lemoore, CA: Girls, Girls, Girls!


If you’re interested in submitting your story, experience or words of wisdom, we’d love to post them on the League website. More information can be found HERE.

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