Kathy Sheehan '94, Albany; Lovely Warren '03, Rochester; and Joanne Yepsen, Saratoga Springs, all newly elected mayors of cities in Upstate New York, recently visited Albany Law to dicuss their journeys to elected leadership seats, their personal insights on the equitable participation of women in politics and government, and the unique responsibility of running a city government.
Watch a video of the panel online
The event, titled "Leading a New Era in City Government: Women Mayors of Upstate New York," also attracted significant media attention from across New York state.
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The event, which was organized by the Government Law Center (GLC) and sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, was free and open to the public.
“Having more women in government does matter,” said Mayor Sheehan. “We bring a different perspective, and issues impact us differently.”
One of the priorities of the GLC is to help develop practical and inspired solutions to the challenges of governance, including at the local government level. The center often collaborates in a non-partisan fashion with key partners in government and the private, non-profit and philanthropic sectors.
See photos from the event on Flickr.