Celebrating Women in Public Office Day

Celebrate Success! March 19, 2023

At NFWL, we understand the hard work dedicated women perform each day. Passing landmark legislation and breaking down barriers is all in a day’s work. Because March is Women’s History Month, there is no better time to celebrate the accomplishments and selfless service of elected women, which is why NFWL launched this proclamation program at its 2017 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it continues today. We have passed proclamations in 30 cities and municipalities and 18 states so far. We know this past year has been particularly challenging, and hope you take a moment to celebrate all that you do as an elected woman. If you are looking for an official way to commemorate elected women, click below for more information.

Passed in 18 State Legislatures, 30 Municipalities and still growing!

  • Bardstown, KY- Councilwoman Kecia Copeland
  • Cape May Court House, NJ- Freeholder Marie Hayes
  • Cedar Park, TX- Councilwoman Heather Jefts
  • Charlottesville, VA- Mayor Nikuyah Walker
  • Chippewa County, WI- County Supervisor Kari Ives
  • Clinton, NJ- Mayor Janice Kovach
  • East Greenwich, RI- Councilwoman Sue Cienki
  • Federal Way, WA- Deputy Mayor Susan Honda
  • Holyoke, MA- City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee
  • Key West, FL- Representative Holly Raschein
  • Lancaster County, NE- Commissioner Deb Schorr
  • Manatee County, FL- Commissioner Priscilla Trace
  • Meridian, ID- Mayor Tammy de Weerd
  • Memphis, TN- Councilwoman Patrice Robinson
  • Miami Gardens, FL- Councilwoman Lisa Davis
  • Mobile, AL- Councilwomen Gina Gregory and Bess Rich
  • Republic County, KS- County Clerk Kathleen Marsicek
  • Riverside, NJ- Mayor Lorraine Hatcher
  • Perris, CA- Councilwoman Tonya Burke
  • Portsmouth, VA- Vice Mayor Elizabeth Psimas
  • Rialto, CA- Mayor Deborah Robertson
  • Salem County, MA- Freeholder Melissa DeCastro
  • Shreveport, LA- Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch
  • Somerset County, NJ- Freeholder Patricia Walsh
  • Springfield, MA- Councilor Kateri Walsh
  • State of CA- Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin and Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • State of CO- Representative Lois Landgraf
  • State of DE- Representatives Stephanie Bolden, Ruth Briggs-King, and Helene Keeley
  • State of GA- Representatives Sharon Beasley-Teague, Doreen Carter, Karla Drenner and Sandra Scott
  • State of HI- Senator Donna Mercado Kim
  • State of IL – Conference of Women Legislators
  • State of KS- Senator Pat Pettey and Representatives Gail Finney and Eileen Horn
  • State of KY- Representative Attica Scott
  • State of MA- Massachusetts Women’s Caucus
  • State of MI- Senators Judy Emmons and Tonya Schuitmaker
  • State of MN- Representative Roz Peterson
  • State of NE- Senator Carol Blood
  • State of PA- Representative Joanna McClinton
  • State of NY- Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
  • State of SC- Senator Katrina Shealy
  • State of TN- Representative Karen Camper
  • State of WI- Representatives Kathleen Bernier and Lisa Subeck
  • State of VT- Representatives Sue Buckholz and Linda Joy Sullivan
  • Suffolk County, NY- Legislator Kara Hahn
  • Trenton, NJ- Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson
  • Winter Springs, FL- Commissioner Jean Hovey

How You Can Get Involved: 

Proclaim the Day
Download our NFWL proclamation using the “Proclaim the Day” button and customize it for your city/ county/ state. Email nfwl@womenlegislators.org to keep us posted on the progress of your legislation so we can add you to our map below.



Share Your Printable Poster
NFWL has prepared posters for you to use at events and on social media. Print out your favorite poster, write a short message on it, and snap a picture. This is a perfect activity to include during a Celebrating Women in Public Office Day event.



Join the Social Media Movement
Join NFWL on March 19 for a social media movement to celebrate #WomenInPublicOfficeDay. We’ve made it easy to engage by preparing posts for you to share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to tag us using @electedwomen and get your constituents involved as well!



Celebrate Your Success 
Share your story! Why did you pass the proclamation in an earlier year, and why do you celebrate women every day?