Councilwoman Kathy Maness hosts WIMG Conference
As President of the National League of Cities – Women in Municipal Government Constituency Group, Councilwoman Kathy Maness showed the country our southern hospitality at the WIMG Annual Summer Conference May 16-19 in Charleston, SC.
She is the is first woman from South Carolina to hold the position and has taken the year to help expand the role of women in government across the country.
"As current president of Women in Municipal Government, I know the importance of being involved in this great organization. As women, it is our civic duty to ensure that we have female voices in all sectors and roles in government. WIMG affords each of us the opportunity to expand our knowledge of local governments, programs, funding, implementation processes and the impact that our community and children face. I would encourage all of our fellow sisters in municipal government to join us in the movement to strengthen our country one step at a time, " stated Maness.
The conference featured seminars by Deb Sofield, The Charleston Silver Lady Dawn Corley and Jeff Black along with opportunities to hear from elected officials such as State Majority WHIP Joan Brady and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.
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.