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. MaryEllen Odell, Putnam County Executive
  • Hon. Claudia Braymer, Warren County Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Nancy  Buck, Sullivan County Treasurer
  • Hon. Indy Jaycox, Schoharie County Clerk
  • Hon. Martha Robertson, Tompkins County Legislator
  • Hon. Martha Sauerbrey, Tioga County Legislative Chair
Staff Liaison: Alexandra LaMonte, NYSAC

Previous events:

  • Women's Leadership Council: A State Perspective - 2019 NYSAC Fall Seminar 
    • Panelists:
      • Assemblymember Aileen Gunther
      • Senator Jen Metzger
      • Moderator: Treasurer Nancy Buck, Sullivan County 
  • Local Government Trailblazers - 2019 NYSAC Legislative Conference                                                    
    • Panelists:
      • 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