Tacoma’s First Female City Manager, Elizabeth Pauli, on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF!

Tacoma's First Female City Manager on Challenges & What YOU Can Imagine for YOURSELF! BY LWG Editor City of Santa Barbara, California intern, Shanalee Gallagher recently had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Pauli, the first female City Manager of Tacoma, Washington. The following is Shanalee's interview with Ms. Pauli. Shanalee Gallagher: First of all, congratulations [...]

By | 2017-10-09T03:00:24+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Submit a blog post|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Jan Perkins on Having the Confidence to Pursue the TOP JOB

By Jan Perkins, Former City Manager and ICMA Senior Advisor/West Region Liaison   There are many reasons women are under-represented as chief executives in local governments (and many other areas in business and government as well). There’s one thing women are especially well-positioned to do to change that – and that is to be open [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:19+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Submit a blog post|1 Comment

What’s YOUR Story? We’d LOVE to Hear It!

The League of Women in Government believes that the best way to gain knowledge and develop new leaders in local government is to share our stories. We want to help inspire young women to seek a career and advance to their highest potential in local government. How can YOU help? Share YOUR story of how [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:21+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|0 Comments

YOUR Story Matters & We’d LOVE to Hear It!

By LWG Editor The League of Women in Government believes that the best way to gain knowledge and develop new leaders in local government is to share our stories. We want to help inspire young women to seek a career and advance to their highest potential in local government. How can YOU help? Share YOUR [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:38+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Submit a blog post, Support|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Lt. Zach Perron on Rethinking the Way We Recruit Police Officers

By Zach Perron, Lieutenant - Palo Alto, CA Police Department I think it’s time to rethink the way that police agencies attempt to recruit new police officers. Police departments across the country are having tremendous difficulty filling vacancies. As a result, many agencies are “working short,” with fewer officers on the books than are authorized, [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:40+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|0 Comments

The League of Women in Government Top Blog Posts of 2015

  By League of Women in Government Editor Happy Almost New Year!! It's been a busy year for the League, not limited to its creation earlier in 2015. 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 [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:41+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|0 Comments

Your Story Matters. And We’d Love to Hear It!

By League of Women in Government Editor The League of Women in Government believes that the best way to gain knowledge and develop new leaders in local government is to share our stories. We want to help inspire young women to seek a career and advance to their highest potential in local government. How can [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:41+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|3 Comments

Guest Blogger Charlene Stevens on being “in transition”

"Sometimes it takes awhile to fully embrace that I needed and wanted to move on." By Charlene Stevens, City Administrator - Cottage Grove, MN I have worked in local government since 1996 and been fortunate to have good mentors and good opportunities.   I was by most reasonable accounts a good manager and a solid professional.  [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:41+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|2 Comments

Guest Blogger: Lisa K. Goldman on being your own best advocate.

By Lisa K. Goldman, City Manager - Burlingame, CA A few weeks ago, a colleague and I were just back from Thanksgiving break and chatting about how we’d spent our day. Much to my horror, my colleague mentioned that she had purchased all the food and cooked Thanksgiving dinner for her boyfriend’s entire family of [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:42+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|1 Comment

Guest Blogger: Kathy Spillar on How Hiring More Women Will Help Defuse Police Violence

By Kathy Spillar, Executive Director, FMF (Parent group of National Center for Women & Policing) As the crisis continues to unfold in Baltimore and in communities across the country, it becomes increasingly clear that hiring the right types of police officers is imperative to improving police-community relations. In the Winter 2015 issue of Ms., I outlined why [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:42+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Exclusives, Submit a blog post, Support|0 Comments