The annual Women’s Leadership Summit gathers local government professionals for educational sessions, networking opportunities and uplifting conversations. This event is one of MMANC’s most popular event to propel the future leaders of government forward. This year we are celebrating the different paths women have taken on their “Journey to Leadership.” The event will highlight various career decisions, experiences, challenges, and achievements women across the local government and public sector have taken on their road to pave their way to leadership and break barriers to make large impacts benefiting our region.
“The Summits have been really great over the years, and I have loved participating in them as a speaker, a roundtable executive, and as an attendee. The roundtable discussions have been really wonderful experiences for me, because even though I am the “executive,” I have learned just as much from the other people at the table as they may have learned from me. All of these women, no matter what level or position they happen to be, are my colleagues in local government, and being able to support one another and learn from one another is incredibly important and valuable. Every time I attend a Summit I feel like I make new friends and contacts that I can call on anytime. And to me, that is what it’s all about!” – Karen Pinkos, City Manager, City of El Cerrito
“The roundtable was a fast and fun opportunity to sharelessons learnedwith our emerging leaders. Moving from table to table was an adventure. My conversations went from budgets to professional development tothe art of juggling marriage, motherhood and career. It was a terrific learning experience for me too!” – Reyna Farrales, Retired Deputy County Manager, San Mateo County
“The MMANC Women’s Leadership Summit is a “don’t miss” event. The dynamic speakers and the Executive Roundtable discussions educate and energize everyone. The comfortable and inclusive environment enhances this professional growth opportunity regardless of your position or tenure in local government employment.” – Linda Barton, Special Advisor, Management Partners
“It’s inspiring to talk to so many bright young women at the Summit who are moving into executive management. They are our future leaders and our governments are in good hands!” – Jan Perkins (former City Manager), Senior Partner, Management Partners, ICMA Senior Advisor, Women Leading Government Board Member
Thursday, May 18, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oakland Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA 94612
Program Information coming soon! Online Registration now open!
MMANC Member – $135
Nonmember – $165
MMANC Student Member – $100
Rising Star Award and Career Excellence Awards
The Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) and California Women Leading Government (WLG) are thrilled to announce that we are soliciting nominations for the Rising Star award and the Career Excellence award. Please take a moment to consider whom among your staff, peers, and colleagues may qualify for these awards and consider submitting a nomination by the deadline: 4:00 pm, Friday, April 14, 2023. Recipients will be recognized at the 2023 Women’s Leadership Summit in Oakland, CA on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
MMANC RISING STAR AWARD
The Rising Star Award is presented to an MMANC member who is a woman and demonstrates the leadership skills crucial to sound local government, exemplifies the ethics that are core to MMANC, and seeks out opportunities for professional development. In addition to leadership skills, ethics, and a commitment to professional development, a Rising Star award winner has the following traits:
- Dedication to a career focused in local government
- Exemplary performance in her position and commitment to her organization or department
- A track record of contributing to her organization as a leader, motivator and innovator
MMANC members are encouraged to nominate fellow members (or themselves) for this award. The recipient must be a current Full Member of MMANC. To verify membership status, please email email@example.com. Submit your nominations for the Rising Star award via Google form here by/before Friday, April 14, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
WLG CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD
The WLG Career Achievement Award is presented to a woman who is dedicated to the field of local government, has taken a proactive approach to her own personal and professional development, and contributes to the community as a leader and facilitator. A Career Achievement Award winner has the following traits:
- Primary career focus has been in local government.
- Has spent the past 10 years in an executive leadership position either as a department head, assistant city manager or city manager (or equivalent county or special district positions).
- Incorporates high standards in her decision-making, work performance, and ability to work with others.
- Contributes to the organization as a leader, motivator and mentor.
- Has an inclusive and positive approach towards leadership, empowers others to recognize their full potential and encourages opportunities for career development.
- Contributes to the community as a leader and facilitator.
- Is a forward thinker and works towards implementing positive changes and high standards throughout her community and organization.
In order to nominate a woman for the Career Excellence award, please provide a brief summary of the Nominee’s background, professional and/or personal achievements and why she is most deserving of this award. References and supporting material are not required but are allowed. Submit your nomination by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by/before 4:00 pm on Friday, April 14, 2023. WLG is a professional organization with a mission to inspire and prepare women to be local government executive leaders and support their success.
ALL NOMINATIONS DUE BY 4:00 PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023