The WIMG Leadership Award recognizes female municipal officials for their unique and outstanding leadership in local government. Each year, a winner is recognized for individual achievement in initiating a creative and successful program in local government that helps to improve a city or town's quality of life for its citizens, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders.
The National League of Cities' (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group again launches its leadership award recognizing female municipal officials for unique and outstanding leadership in local government. Each year, a winner is recognized for individual achievement in initiating creative and successful programs in municipal government that helps citizens, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders. The WIMG Leadership Award promotes the increased representation of women in local government and is designed to encourage more women to run for elected municipal office.
The WIMG Leadership Award is available to all NLC female local elected officials. The nominee is not required to be a member of the Women in Municipal Government constituency group. A panel of judges representing WIMG and NLC members, private industry representatives, and civic leaders will determine the finalists and the winner of the award. Additional eligibility criteria include the following:
All nomination forms must be accompanied by a nomination statement. A nomination statement should address the following information:
The nomination form may be sent via e-mail or fax. E-mail the nomination form to: email@example.com, with the subject line: "WIMG Leadership Award Nomination," or fax it to (202) 626-3043 to the attention of Yvette Dueser.
Finalists for the award will be announced in advance of the NLC annual conference, which will be held November 16-19, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winner will be announced and honored along with the other finalists during the annual WIMG Luncheon and Membership Meeting that takes place during the conference. All award finalists should plan to travel to Pittsburgh to be present for the award presentation. All award nominees and finalists are advised to pay their WIMG dues and fees (which include the luncheon ticket fee) or purchase their separate luncheon tickets for themselves and registered delegate guests in advance of the luncheon event. There will be national media coverage of this event along with photos and news features about the award presentation in NLC's electronic member publication The Weekly and on the NLC website at www.nlc.org.
For any questions related to the Leadership Award, contact Yvette Dueser at firstname.lastname@example.org.