MNL launches its first annual Women’s Leadership Summit

July 22, 2019

St. John’s – MNL launches its first annual St. John’s, NL – Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) is excited to launch its first annual Women’s Leadership Summit.

The Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s. Hosted by MNL and in partnership with Professional Municipal Administrators (PMA), this event is designed for women – and those identifying as women – who are leaders in the municipal sector (councillors and administrators; including CAOs, Town Managers and Clerks).

Cost of the Summit is $100 (including HST), and registration is now open for this full day of inspirational speakers, group discussions and action planning.

Nominations are being accepted for awards of distinction honouring women in municipal government. Her Honour The Honourable Judy May Foote, P.C., O.N.L., Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador will attend the awards luncheon as guest speaker. Please visit our website for nomination criteria and eligibility.

Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald, Vice President of MNL and Chair of the Women’s Caucus, says she is thrilled to be a part of the conversation on how to support women in municipal leadership.

“Professionals in our sector are always looking to take things to the next level,” Fitzgerald said. “I want this Summit to be a resource for participants to expand their natural leadership skills. I believe what we’re bringing to the municipal sector through this event will inspire more young women to consider a career in local government.”

For more details on the Women’s Leadership Summit and award nominations and eligibility, please visit our conference page:

The Delta Hotel and JAG Hotel are offering MNL delegates group hotel rates for those attending the Women’s Leadership Summit and MNL’s 69th Annual Conference immediately following the Summit on November 14-16, 2019. Rooms must be booked by the end of September to qualify for the group rate. Please contact the hotels directly to make your reservation.



About MNL

Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador (MNL) was formed in 1951 as an umbrella organization mandated to represent and support local government in Newfoundland and Labrador. MNL represents the 275 incorporated municipalities in the province that service 89 per cent of the population and their more than 2,000 leaders.

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