League Board Member Dan Singer on OUR America

Why Diversity of ALL Kinds Matters By Dan Singer, Board Member - League of Women in Government Going to Jury duty can be a varied experience. In some regards, it is a day away from the routine - a chance to catch up on some reading if you're not impaneled. Yet for many it is [...]

By |2017-12-31T06:18:58+00:00April 24th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Dan Singer on the Importance of the Women’s March on Washington

IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK! By Dan Singer It's an exhilarating and rewarding thing when thousands of people - often complete strangers - come together around a singular event or cause. You experience the pure energy of it when you attend a concert or a sporting event; brought together around an artist [...]

By |2017-12-31T07:22:15+00:00January 24th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments


By LWG Editor It’s been another busy year for the League. We’ve heard you loud and clear that having a spot where local government women AND men can visit to read content about advancing women in government is essential. We’re also very proud of the original content being written by our supporters and [...]

What will you achieve in 2017?

How many of your goals did you accomplish in 2016? By Pamela Antil - Santa Barbara, CA We all had great intentions in 2016. Eat better. Lose weight. Tweet less. Read more. Finish that degree. But, life has a way of getting in the way of, well, life! As a result, we don't always achieve the resolutions [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00December 27th, 2016|Educate, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women and Retirement: If you have deferred comp, increase it.

If you haven’t started it yet, then do it today! By Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners The payroll manager of a city I worked for many years ago had a habit of "convincing" all new employees to sign up for deferred compensation. It didn't matter if they were a street maintenance worker or the [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00November 28th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Educate, Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Tom Miller on the City Manager of the Future

History proves there has been an enduring role for government and its leaders... By Tom Miller, President & CEO, National Research Center, Inc. (reposted with permission from NRC, Inc.) The Role Of Government We have all witnessed an ebb in public trust of government, mostly at the federal level, but also infiltrating local government. History, however, [...]

Guest Writer Jan Perkins on They’re Thinking It, So We Might As Well Hear it!

The Importance of: By Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners (former city manager) It can be scary to ask people for genuine feedback, because it requires you to be vulnerable and to open yourself to criticism. You risk learning that a project you poured your heart into was perceived by others as less than successful, [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:24:59+00:00November 1st, 2016|Encourage, Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Mary Jacobs on Women’s Equality Day…Not Quite Yet!

By Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager - Sierra Vista, AZ Several weeks ago, I invited my daughter Rachel to attend the Women’s Equality Day event at the Fort Huachuca Army installation. The Commanding General invited me to be the keynote speaker and I wanted Rachel to hear me speak about something I’m incredibly passionate about.  [...]

Guest Blogger Dr. Frank Benest on Building a World Class Culture

Dr. Frank Benest suggests if you want to improve performance, then you need to improve workplace culture. By Frank Benest, ICMA Liaison for Next Generation Initiatives I’m an administrative services director of a large urban city government, overseeing a department that includes Finance, HR, and IT. Serving in this position for two years, I have [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00September 14th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

League Symposium Featured Speaker: Liz O’Donnell on How Caring For Aging Parents Affects a Career

The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters Many are familiar with the challenges faced by working moms, but the troubles of women with aging parents are unseen and widely ignored. By Liz O'Donnell, Author, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and founder of  WorkingDaughter.com  For America’s working moms, there is pretty [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments