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

Time to check in on your 2021 plan and look toward the second half of the year.

Municipalities are adopting internet of things solutions to improve services, save energy, and increase public safety. Risks and cybersecurity should be considered givens.

Now they have to fund them.

Technology investment has helped local government improve operations and results in public administration, civic services, K-12 education, public safety, and more.

Courageous Conversations: Experiences, challenges, and triumphs from LGBTQIA+ local government leaders to give you some helpful tips on how you can build a more inclusive community.

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The crucial functions of being second in command

Enhance employee commitment with the development of an organization-wide succession plan

Level 6 Governance provides a model for high operational performance

Given the profession’s commitment to accountability, ensuring that the process for enforcing the Code of Ethics is clear and understood is important.

How communities can meet increased needs despite shrinking budgets

The right culture lifts people up, expands the capacity of the workforce to execute new challenges, and enhances the organization’s performance.

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