League of Women in Government

The League of Women in Government is the primary affiliate group of the International City/County Management Association representing women in local government. The League serves as the umbrella organization to support local and statewide organizations that advance women to local government leadership. The League’s objective is to move the needle forward on the number of women serving at the most senior and executive levels in ALL areas of local government.

There are several local and regional local government women’s groups or committees across the country that the League partners with and supports through our national efforts. These organizations include Women Leading Government, The Legacy Project, the 16/50 Project, NFBPA, and LGHN:

Our Mission

The League supports local and statewide organizations that advance women in local government senior executive leadership. Together, we Educate, Mentor & Encourage by:

  • Educating public officials about eliminating gender bias, as well as the value of gender balance and gender diversity in local government leadership.
  • Strengthening relationships between local government groups supporting women.
  • Providing local government women leadership and professional development opportunities.


The League of Women in Government is governed by an unpaid chief administrative officer and ten board members from across the country. The League is a fiscal project of OneOC, a California 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Board Members

President: Ashley Jacobs, County Administrator, Beaufort County, SC

Midwest Board Member: Kimberly Richardson, Deputy City Manager, Evanston, IL

Midwest Board Member: Vacant

Mountain Plains Board Member: Kelly Houghteling, Assistant Town Manager, Wellington, CO

Mountain Plains Board Member: Susan Thorpe, County Administrator, Yuma County, AZ

Northeast Board Member: Kate Fitzpatrick, Town Manager, Needham, MA

Northeast Board Member: Vacant

Southeast Board Member: Bonnie Svrcek, City Manager, Lynchburg, VA

West Coast Board Member: Tamara Letourneau, Assistant City Manager, Costa Mesa, CA

West Coast Board Member: Vacant

Chief Administrative Officer: Pamela Antil  Assistant City Administrator, Santa Barbara, CA


To join us in our efforts is FREE! All we ask of you in return is to pay it forward in some way. Share your ideas, tell us about learning opportunities in your area, write an article for our blog post, help us tweet information, mentor an up and comer, and so on. We need your brain power to grow our network which helps us all! Oh, and one more great thing — the League is an equal opportunity organization — anyone, including men, who is supportive of women leaders in government. We welcome everyone to join us in our efforts to Support, Mentor, Encourage & Educate.