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

Applications close 12/13/2022! Apply now to become a fellow, or host a fellow.

Identifying the three key disruptive forces that affect local governments: national politics filtering in local governance, technology/social media, and social issues.

Local governments leaving residents hanging on social just isn’t cool.

The foundation to creating that trust is listening to the community’s diverse needs and priorities and taking action in response.

While often referred to as flyover states, rural America can be the calm and example for “of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Travel the world (well, state)! Meet new people! Learn a new (organizational) culture! Gain a fresh, new perspective from another local government!

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By ensuring the integrity of our elections, you make certain that all voices can be heard.

A thorn in the side of local government can become an opportunity to strengthen your community.

Two tips to help demystify community engagement, along with three ideas for engaging more effectively.

Five ways local government leaders can equip staff

An exploration of member feedback on ICMA’s DEI efforts allows us to develop the best resources for the future.

Is the national divide impacting communities? A recent survey asks local governments how they deal with polarization when traditional approaches to engagement are no longer enough.

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