JOIN THE ICMA PAST PRESIDENTS AND ‘N SYNC & DONATE TO THE LEAGUE TODAY!
Over 50 percent of employees in local and state government are women, yet less than 20 percent of the most senior executive level of local government are women. I’m sure you agree that while we have made progress in the workplace for women, there is still much to be done to move the needle forward to increase the number of female chief executives in the U.S. and abroad.
Although we don’t know all of the reasons why women are underrepresented, we do know education, training and development are the keys to increasing diversity of all kinds in organizations. Further, we know from research that gender balanced and inclusive organizations are more financially sound, innovative and successful.
To that end, we are asking you to join us in our support of the League of Women in Government by making a donation to the League’s 2017 Annual Fundraising Campaign. The League is counting on our support and we hope you will join us in making a donation to the League today. In addition, since the League is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
To double YOUR donation’s impact, we will be matching the first $1500 in individual donations! That’s how much we believe in the work the League is doing.
The League has been working hard to provide training and development opportunities to women in local government, especially in areas where no organized women’s group or committee exists. In addition to the 2nd Annual ICMA + League Symposium – San Antonio, this year, the League is sponsoring and partnering with other organizations and MPA programs to execute its “12 Events in 12 Months” Plan to support its mission to Educate, Mentor, Encourage and Support women in government. Because the League does not charge a membership fee, it relies on corporate sponsorships and donations from individuals like US to make these opportunities happen across the country.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of making a much needed donation to the League of Women in Government. You can donate by clicking the link below:
Peggy Merriss, City Manager Decatur, GA 2002 ICMA President
Bonnie Svrcek, City Manager Lynchburg, VA 2012 ICMA President
Pat Martel, City Manager Daly City, CA 2015 ICMA President