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Guest Writer Jan Perkins on the Courage to Do the Right Thing

Courage to Do The Right Thing By Jan Perkins, Vice President, Management Partners & WLG-CA Board Member A car flips over; you stop and run to pull the driver out. That takes courage. Someone tells a joke at another person’s expense and you say, “That’s not funny.” That takes courage. You are the only woman [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:28:22+00:00June 17th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here In the spring of 2014, I helped a group of eight “seasoned” local government managers join together in an effort to develop the skills necessary for maintaining our personal and professional resiliency.  I was inspired by [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:47:10+00:00April 30th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Share Your Story|1 Comment

PRESIDENT’S CORNER: New Job for the President!

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: New Job for the President! Last week I started my job as a Chief Administrative Officer. Not only is it the first CAO position for me personally, but I am the first woman to serve in this position in the history of the county where I am now serving. A “first” that is [...]

By |2019-04-24T22:50:59+00:00April 24th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

The Michigan 16/50 Project & Women’s Municipal Leadership Program

The Michigan 16/50 Project & Women's Municipal Leadership Program Recently we caught up with Emily Kieliszewski from the Michigan Municipal League about the MML's newly launched 16/50 Project which was designed, along with insight and help from the League of Women in Government, to help increase the number of female municipal managers. Here is our interview: PAM: What [...]

By |2019-02-20T18:05:17+00:00February 20th, 2019|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

League Board Member Ted Staton Honored as 2019 ICMA Outstanding Mentor Award Winner

League Board Member Ted Staton Honored as 2019 ICMA Outstanding Mentor Award Winner By League Newsletter Editor The ICMA Outstanding Mentor Awards recognize local government professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring the next generation of local government leaders and who have had a significant positive impact on the life and career of their [...]

By |2019-02-12T23:44:55+00:00February 12th, 2019|Exclusives, Featured, Mentor, Mentoring|0 Comments

Recap of the 2018 Baltimore Symposium

2018 BALTIMORE LEAGUE + ICMA UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM The 3rd Annual ICMA University + League of Women in Government Symposium  was held in conjunction with the ICMA Annual Conference on Saturday, October 22nd. This annual pre-conference event focused on trending issues that are important to not only local government women, but to everyone who is striving for [...]

By |2019-01-16T01:32:40+00:00January 16th, 2019|Events & Learning, Events & learning|0 Comments

Graduation Day for the First Class of the NW Women’s Leadership Academy

Graduation Day for the First Class of the NW Women’s Leadership Academy By Rachael Fuller & Jessica Harper Thirty women in local government throughout the state of Oregon wrapped up a 10-month leadership program in November. The program, which began in February, 2018, provided women with in-person opportunities to enhance skills and competencies, build confidence, [...]

Announcing the Finalists for the 2018 League of Women in Government Leadership Trailblazer Award

Announcing the Finalists for the 2018 League of Women in Government Leadership Trailblazer Award By LWG Editor The League of Women in Government and the National Research Center, Inc. jointly announced the finalists for the 2018 Leadership Trailblazer Award. Announcing the winners, League President, Ashley Jacobs added, "Of the fifty-six amazing nominees from across [...]

By |2018-12-31T04:28:06+00:00August 27th, 2018|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LWG Interview with Jane Brautigam, City Manager – Boulder, CO on the Importance of Embracing Your Career

LWG Interview with Jane Brautigam, City Manager - Boulder, CO on Being the Next ICMA President Elect, Social Resilience and the Importance of Embracing Your Career By LWG Editor League CAO, Pam Antil recently spoke with newly selected ICMA President Elect Jane Brautigam (City Manager, Boulder, CO). Pam and Jane spoke about the concept of [...]

By |2018-08-20T20:34:54+00:00July 26th, 2018|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

What We’ve Learned From Our Moms…

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY MOM... We asked our colleagues from across the nation to share their musings about their mothers. It is clear from the response that most everyone learned important life lessons that translate to our day-to-day work in local government! Happy Mother's Day! Lori Sassoon, Assistant City Manager, Rancho [...]

By |2018-05-16T04:08:12+00:00May 11th, 2018|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments