Emerging Leaders Committee

The Emerging Leaders Committee is a strategic initiative my WCMA aimed at the development of future generations of professional local government managers.  This effort is a multi-faceted approach to sustain the profession through the following initiatives:


  • Collaborate with Women's Leadership and Membership Services Committee to establish coaching program for WCMA;
  • Assist with the development of educational programs and conference sessions at both conferences;
  • Assist Regional Coordinators with meeting educational needs of Emerging Leaders;
  • Plan opportunities for Emerging Leaders to build relationships;
  • Develop high quality professional development sessions;
  • Partner with other public sector organizations if it is beneficial to both associations;
  • Assist in recruitment and retention of new and existing Emerging Leaders; and
  • Provide education, resources and/or volunteers to local schools and colleges and universities to promote professional local government management as a career option
Erin Hirn, Chair

Committee Members:
Gabe Altenbernd, Roy Atkinson, Kevin Ausman, Tyler Burkart, Lauren Freeman, Jennifer Keller, Caz Muske, Zach Navin, Justin Schoenemann, Ethan Sowl, and Henry Veleker