League of Women in Government

The League of Women in Government (The League) serves as the umbrella organization to support local and statewide organizations that advance women in local government leadership. We want to move the needle forward on the number of women serving at the most senior and executive levels in ALL areas of local government — administration, public works, police, fire, planning…….you name it! We want to help YOU reach your maximum potential through a support network of information, development opportunities, and forums to help you lead, thrive or get that next big gig!

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 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, and
  • Providing local government women leadership and professional development opportunities.

League Leadership

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.

League Board Members from left to right (front row): Bonnie Svrcek, City Manager – Lynchburg, VA; Tammy Letourneau, Assistant City Manager – Costa Mesa; Ashley Jacobs, 2018 LWG President and Deputy County Administrator, Aiken County, SC; Kimiko Black Gilmore, Assistant City Manager – Kansas City, MO. (back row): Pamela Antil, LWG Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant City Administrator – Santa Barbara, CA; Susan Thorpe, County Manager – Yuma County, AZ; David Ellis, County Manager – Wake County, NC; and Dan Singer, former City Manager and Special Advisor, Management Partners;  , CA. Not pictured: Ted Staton, City Manager, Upper Arlington, OH.


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.