Women’s Leadership Summit

Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pmWLS FINAL LOGO (1)_500
Check-in beginning at 8:00 am
Onsite Post Networking Event 4:00 pm

The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano

3250 Rancho Solano Parkway
Fairfield, CA 94534

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rates
March 15 through April 14
Regular Rates
April 15 through April 28
MMANC Member $95 $105
Nonmember $115 $125
MMANC Student Member $75 $75
WLG Member $95 $105

for Online Registration

Event Flyer

Program Highlights

  • Morning Keynote: Maria Echaveste, Policy and Program Director at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Policy at UC Berkeley and Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.
  • Afternoon Workshop: Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big and founder of the acclaimed global Playing Big Leadership Program. Sponsored by Peckham & McKenney   www.taramohr.com
  • Executive Roundtables: Female executives from around the state will rotate through the room to answer questions.
  • Panel Discussion: This year’s Women’s Leadership Summit panel will discuss ways in which women can better support each other in the workplace through use of empowering tactics, in addition to better serving their communities. Themes will touch on how to amplify women’s voices in critical decision-making.

Where to Stay

For those traveling a distance, two local hotels have extended MMANC a special group rate for this conference. Room availability is limited:

Courtyard by Marriott Fairfield, CA
$118.00 per night plus taxes
Book by April 19th to secure this rate.

Online Reservations

Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield, CA
$91.00/per night plus taxes
Book by May, 1st to secure this rate.

Online Reservations at www.fairfield.stayhgi.com.

  • At the top of the page, click the dates you want to book.
  • Click “More Options”.
  • Check the box marked, “Add Special Rate Codes”
  • In the Group Code box, type in “MMANC

Call at (707-426-6900)
If you’re having trouble booking online, please don’t hesitate to call our front desk with the date and Group Code MMANC ready.

MMANC Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award was established by MMANC in 2007 as part of the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit.  The Rising Star Award is presented to a female MMANC member that demonstrates the leadership skills crucial to sound local government, the ethics that are core to MMANC, seeks out opportunities for professional development and has demonstrated all of the following during her career:

  • Primary career focus has been in local government
  • Has been employed in the profession for 10 years or less either as an administrative analyst, assistant, specialist, management analyst or senior management analyst
  • Exhibits exemplary performance and commitment to the employee’s organization or department
  • Contributes to the organization as a leader, motivator and innovator 
  • Has taken a proactive approach to her own personal and professional development

The recipient must be a current Full Member of MMANC and will be recognized at the Women’s Leadership Summit.

WLG Career Excellence Award
The Career Excellence Award was established by MMANC in 2007 as part of the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit.  This award is selected by Women Leading Government, a professional organization committed to the development of women leaders in the field of public service.  The recipient of the award should be someone who is dedicated to the field of local government and has taken a proactive approach to her own personal and professional development and demonstrated the following during her career:

  • 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

The recipient will be recognized at the Women’s Leadership Summit on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano in Fairfield, CA.


Reflections on Attending an MMANC Women’s Leadership Summit…

“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

“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

“The Summit is a great opportunity to not only share ideas, but to meet new people on a more informal level. It is at this informal level that I have gained my most valuable information from other executives. Several people I met last year at this event have helped me transition into a new position.”
– Jill Keimach, Town Manager, Town of Moraga

“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, Assistant 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, Deputy County Manager, San Mateo County