Women play a vital role in municipal government. Studies have shown that diversity improves an organization’s effectiveness. Leadership groups with a diversity of opinions, backgrounds and lived experiences help to make better decisions. Local government plays an important role in creating and supporting services, policies and programs that directly shapes a community. Having more women in council means more perspectives will be debated. By hearing different voices and adopting different approaches, we can have innovative decision-making.
AUMA is committed to providing support and resources for women interested in running for their municipal elections.
This hub is intended to support elected officials, potential candidates and municipal administrators who have a role in municipal elections with information and resources on the topic of women in municipal government. Select one of the following links to learn more about the gender gap in political representation, the benefits of closing this gap and how to contribute.