Women's Leadership Council

The NYSAC Women’s Leadership Council is the only statewide organization that offers resources specifically for women in county government. 

The primary goals of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) are:
  • To provide resources for women holding county office,
  • To support female county officials, and
  • To engage women in seeking leadership positions in their communities and within NYSAC.
 The WLC is a bipartisan organization that offers resources specifically for women in county government and women interested in pursuing county leadership, including:
  • Panels, forums, workshops, and networking events at NYSAC conferences;
  • Opportunities to speak with women in county government around New York State;
  • Articles in the NYSAC News magazine;
  • Online Resource Center, including NYSAC research and reports;
  • Training opportunities.

The WLC Executive Committee assists NYSAC staff in planning events and developing resources that meet the needs of NYSAC's members. 

In the News


Executive Committee & Staff

  • Hon. Martha Sauerbrey, NYSAC President and Tioga County Legislative Chair
  • Hon. Claudia Braymer, Warren County Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Nancy  Buck, Sullivan County Treasurer
  • Hon. Indy Jaycox, Schoharie County Clerk
Staff Liaison: Alexandra LaMonte, NYSAC

Previous events:

Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Leadership in Your County - 2021 Fall Seminar

Counties play a critical role in building vibrant communities, and this starts with integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into county operations. In this interactive session hosted by the WLC, county leaders heard from three Chief Diversity Officers about how to attract and retain diverse talent and create supportive work environments that enable and empower people of all identities.

Deanna Carrithers - Chief Equity and Diversity Officer, Tompkins County
Dr. Deanna Kimbrel - Chief Diversity Officer, Monroe County
Monica Williams - Chief Diversity Officer, Onondaga County

Women's Leadership Council: A State Perspective - 2019 NYSAC Fall Seminar 
  • Assemblymember Aileen Gunther
  • Senator Jen Metzger
  • Moderator: Treasurer Nancy Buck, Sullivan County 
Local Government Trailblazers - 2019 NYSAC Legislative Conference                                                    
  • Hon. Kathy Jimino – Retired Rensselaer County Executive
  • Hon. Joanne Yepsen – Former Mayor of Saratoga Springs and Former Saratoga County Legislator
  • Moderator: Hon. Alfreda Williams, Vice Chair of the Westchester Board of Legislators
  • Sponsor: Napoli Scholnick
Women's Leadership Roundtables -2018 NYSAC Fall Seminar:
  • View photos.
  • Discussion Facilitators:  Dr. Karen King, Director, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women,  Angelicia A. Morris, Executive Director, Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, Martha Robertson, Chair, Tompkins County Legislature, and Marte Sauerbrey, Chair, Tioga County Legislature.
  • Workshop program
Leadership Strategies for Women in Government with Ellie Nieves - 2018 Legislative Conference workshop.  Meeting of the Minds roundtable workshop and WLC Launch reception - 2017 Fall Seminar  Women's Leadership: Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul- 2017 Legislative Conference