League of Women in Government Announces 2019 Leadership Trailblazer Award Nominees

The League of Women in Government (LWG) and National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) are proud to announce the nominees for the 2019 Leadership Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes an accomplished leader in the local government profession who has championed and inspired other women to achieve as well.

“There are so many women in local government who are leading their organizations and their colleagues with courage and distinction. We wanted a way to acknowledge their efforts,” said Ashley Jacobs, President of the League. “We hope the award will not only spotlight the nominees and winner, but also honor the valuable work of all women in our profession.”

Nominations for this award were submitted primarily by local government professionals who wanted to see a dedicated colleague recognized on a national scale. A panel of judges from LWG and NRC will review each nomination and select the top finalists, as well as the final winner who will be announced at the League’s 4th  Annual Symposium on October 19th in conjunction with the ICMA Conference in Nashville, TN.

“Each of the women nominated came from a variety of backgrounds, experience and regions throughout the United States. They represent the incredible pool of talented women in government,” added Jacobs.

“To have been nominated for this award means that you’ve not only had a big impact on the community you’ve served, but also on your organization, and other women whom you’ve mentored and helped succeed,” said award judge and NRC survey researcher Damema Mann. “Women still make up less than 20 percent of executive level local government staff. It’s important to salute the accomplishments they have made, and their work in blazing the trail for future female leaders.”

To learn more about all of the nominees, click on each name: