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Women’s Municipal Leadership Program

Develop critical skills, navigate the field, and take the lead with key strategies and tools in the exclusive 16/50 Project’s Women’s Municipal Leadership Program.

The Women’s Municipal Leadership Program is an opportunity for aspiring women to advance their skills and hone their leadership abilities on the path to becoming strong local mangers.

Municipal budgeting and finance, economic development, council-manager relations. We pack a lot of learning – lectures and panels filled with content, tools, and tactics – into four dynamic days. Dive in on key topics instructed by municipal experts, build your executive leadership expertise, and gain insight on the application of your new skills from current municipal managers through this impactful program. You’ll experience it all in the company of other dedicated women, as you create a personal and professional network you can leverage throughout your municipal management career.

This complimentary program is open to Michigan women with a demonstrated interest in local government management. Interested individuals will be asked to complete a short application, and chosen applicants must commit to attend all four required sessions.

Join the 16/50 Project’s Women’s Municipal Leadership Program’s inaugural class. The application period opens June 1 on www.1650project.org. Applications must be received by July 9th to be considered. Chosen applicants will be notified by mid-July.

Program Details

Program Dates

Friday, August 24
Friday, September 28
Friday, October 26
Friday, November 30

Program Location

Michigan Municipal League, Lansing Office
208 N Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI

Program Agenda

Friday, August 24

8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Municipal Budgeting

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Executive Development and Presence

Friday, September 28

8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Municipal Finance

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Executive Development and Presence

Friday, October 26

9:00 am – 11:30 am
Economic Development

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Executive Development and Presence

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Municipal Manager Panel Discussion

Friday, November 30

9:00 am – 11:30 am
Council-Manager Relations

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Executive Development and Presence

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Municipal Manager Panel Discussion

Featured Speakers:

Karen Lancaster
Finance Director, City of Ann Arbor
Municipal Budgeting and Finance

Deborah Stuart
City Administrator, City of Mason
Economic Development

Kathie Grinzinger
Lead Executive Recruiter, MML
Council-Manager Relations

Heidi Frye
President/Founder, UPwords, Inc
Executive Development and Presence