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

  • Educating public officials about the value of gender balance & gender diversity in local government leadership
  • Strengthening relationships between local government groups supporting women
  • Providing local government women leadership and professional development opportunities


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.