Saturday - July 20, 2019
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

With MMA support, WEMO promotes the leadership of women elected municipal officials and sponsors programming designed to hone their skills in leadership and governance. This is WEMO’s first half-day leadership conference, held in partnership with Wellesley College.


8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast and Registration

9:30 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Claire Freda, WEMO President, Leominster City Councillor

9:45 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Paula Johnson, President, Wellesley College
Introduction by Ellen Allen, MMA President and Norwell Selectman

10:45 a.m.

11 a.m.
Women Supporting Women: How to Create Alliances and Get Things Done
Coalition Building for Women Elected Municipal Officials
• Kim Driscoll, Mayor, Salem
• Mehreen Butt, Town Councilor, Wakefield
• Annissa Essaibi George, City Councilor, Boston

Moderator: Ellen Allen, MMA President and Norwell Selectman

12:15 p.m.
Media Session
Jackie Lucas, President, Vera Voce Communications
Lauren Goldberg, Principal, KP Law

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Women elected municipal officials can register online. The cost is $35 per person.

Wellesley College

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Devon Elizabeth Williams
Women Elected Municipal Officials