Women in Municipal Government (WIMG)

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group was formed in 1974 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 it encourages women to seek public office in their communities.

Over the years, WIMG has worked to ensure that women hold leadership positions within NLC and serve on its Board of Directors and other special leadership groups. It has successfully forged a prominent role for women in the development of NLC's National Municipal Policy and its agenda for the nation's cities and towns. WIMG has a Board of Directors as well as an Advisory Council, which consists of its past presidents who remain in elected or appointed municipal office.



2016 Women in Municipal Government Summer Conference
May 18-21, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee


WIMG welcomes new and returning members each year. The easiest way to join WIMG is by paying annual dues and fees via the November Congress of Cities registration process. Information about membership, dues and fees is available on the NLC Congress of Cities registration form. Dues and fees can be paid online in conjunction with the NLC conference registration fee. Prospective new members may also join throughout the year by filling out the membership application located in the membership brochure and submitting it to NLC via its instructions.

WIMG Bylaws

2016 Board of Directors

The WIMG Board of Directors is elected annually at the NLC Congress of Cities from the group's membership. Each year, members are encouraged to submit their nominations for service on the Board. For information about Board nominations and an application form, see the section about membership.



First Vice President


Second Vice President

Mary Dorothy


Patsey Kinsey


Joyce Sheperd

Mary "Dot" LaMarche
Vice Mayor
Farragut, Tennessee


Patsey Kinsey
Charlotte, North Carolina


Joyce Sheperd
Atlanta, Georgia



 Board Roster