WIMG 2017 Summer Conference

Jun 21 - Jun 23, 2017
Cleveland, OH
About the Conference

All women in local government roles are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not have to be a member of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group to participate.

Attend this year’s Annual Summer Conference to:

  • Enhance your network with female elected officials and statewide leaders
  • Learn about timely issues in special workshops and expand your skill set
  • Strengthen your governance skills 
  • Adapt community arts programs as best practices for your community
  • Attend the WIMG Board of Directors Meeting
  • Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
  • Consider becoming a future leader in WIMG and NLC

Earn 2 Credits with NLCU

An NLC University skills training session will be held on Thursday, June 22, 10 am – 12 pm. Access to training and networking opportunities is a benefit of WIMG membership.

Experience our Mobile Workshop

Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood was widely regarded as the epicenter of the nation’s foreclosure crisis. Just a mere decade later, the neighborhood shows visible signs of revitalization and community partners are aligning to make a significant economic development impact on the area. The workshop will focus on activity surrounding Fleet Avenue – where a dramatic streetscape project, innovative housing reclamation initiative, and business attraction activities are helping to restore the neighborhood and re-establish a housing market and commercial district. This mobile workshop will also highlight the proximity of Slavic Village to the city’s Downtown business district and showcase neighboring areas in the city.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule at a Glance

This event is held in conjunction with the NLC Summer Board & Leadership Meeting (June 19-21).

Tuesday, June 20
1:30 - 5:00 pm NLC Federal Advocacy Committee Meetings
6:30 – 10:00 pm NLC Evening Event - Cleveland Public Theater
Shuttle pickup at hotel along Ontario Street

Wednesday, June 21
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NLC Federal Advocacy Committee Meetings
6:30 - 8:00 pm WIMG Conference Opening Reception

Thursday, June 22
7:30 am – 5:00 pm WIMG Conference Registration
7:15 – 8:15 am Breakfast - WIMG Policy Update
8:30 – 9:30 am WIMG Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 am – 12:00 pm NLCU Seminar: Empowering Women for Leadership Roles
12:15 – 1:30 pm Luncheon Plenary
2:00 – 5:00 pm Mobile Tour: Concentrated Effort in Slavic Village (Hosted by the City of Cleveland)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Evening Event

Friday, June 23
7:30 am – 12:00 pm WIMG Conference Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast – Networking Hour
9:30 – 11:00 am Workshop Session
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Closing Luncheon Plenary

Join us at the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Summer Conference!


WIMG was formed to serve as a forum for communication and networking among women local elected officials and their colleagues within the National League of Cities (NLC). It strives to raise awareness about issues of concern to women and families, and it encourages women to seek public office in their communities. 

Get involved to enhance your network, discover best practices and improve your leadership skills!

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