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The League of Women in Government serves as the umbrella organization to support local and...

To help women succeed in public service by enhancing career-building models that develop...

Legacy Project

Helping women succeed in public service.

16/50 Project

Empowering Women to Lead Local Government

An overview of women members of ICMA.

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Since 1974, with the first Task Force on Women in the Profession, ICMA


On International Women's Day, ICMA and the League of Women in Government hosted...

Opportunities for any employee to serve as a leader

Learn how to use racial equity tools to evaluate your organization's equity and inclusion efforts.

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Join us at ICMA’s inaugural Equity Summit, Moving the Needle, a virtual learning event focused on advancing racial equity in local government. 

ICMA 2021 conference

Scheduled for October 3-6, 2021 in Portland, Oregon and Digital


A PM Special Supplement exploring what it means to be a woman in local government today

Firefighter Sandy Dostal, Excelsior Councilmember Lou Dierking, Tonka Bay City Administrator Kathy Laur, and Fire Marshal Kellie Murphy-Ringate

A city administrator with a burning desire to experience the world of firefighting

A feature of the PM special supplement, "Women Influencing Local Government," in honor of

An in-depth look at ways to increase the number of women in local government executive

A feature of the PM special supplement, "Women Influencing Local Government," in honor of


Professional Growth at Every Career Stage

Learn as a Mentee, Be a Mentor, and Pay It Forward

Hear how six female managers are earning the respect of their peers and breaking down...

Blog Posts

The lower courts have heard disparate impact disability cases under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act involving land use, jails and prison, and employment.

Now that the FDA has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine and President Biden has announced plans for a new OSHA rule to require employers with 100+ employees to be vaccinated or have weekly testing

Prioritizing day-to-day work over implementing improvements is a hard habit to break.

The status quo is often inequitable and inefficient. The change process begins with data analysis and careful engagement of both local government stakeholders and impacted residents.

How Durham County, North Carolina, raised its experience ratings by more than 100 percent - for denied appeals.

Every local government with a sign code will likely be affected by this case

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Congratulations to local government professionals who are newly joined, transfers in status (membership upgrades), and reinstatements as full ICMA members.

Congratulations to these ICMA members, who have recently retired from the profession.

Members are encouraged to reach out and contact their colleagues in transition with advice and support.

ICMA creates Equity Officer Institute to advance equity and inclusion in local government leadership.

Congratulations to the following ICMA members on their recent local government appointments.

Congratulations to these recently retired ICMA members who have been granted Life membership.

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