LOC Women's Caucus

Our Vision

Every woman pursuing or holding office in Oregon cities will excel in their leadership journey through finding peer support, education and inspiration in the LOC Women's Caucus.

Our Mission

The LOC Women’s Caucus supports Oregon women to succeed in municipal government positions as mayors and city councilors or commissioners.

W.E. Talk Schedule

When: Thursday, September 21, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Who-Cares for Self-Care!
Where: Zoom -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89624682995?pwd=WUc4SEU0OXZzMEJFK3ZYWU0rN1FOQT09 
Meeting ID: 896 2468 2995| Passcode: 303338 | Dial in: +1 (253) 215-8782 US 

When: Thursday, December 7, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Topic: I'm newly elected...now what? How to be an effective mentor and mentee
Where: Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82840090076?pwd=VXk1bzZJUGNRQmViMUg5OXJka2w2dz09
Meeting ID: 828 4009 0076| Passcode: 359885 | Dial in: +1 (253) 215-8782 US 

Apply now to be on the LOC Women's Caucus Board for 2024

To be considered for a position on the Women's Caucus Board, please follow these steps.

  • Complete and submit this membership declaration form. If not a declared member of the Women's Caucus. 
  • Complete This Application Form. Return the form to Lisa Trevino via email to ltrevino@orcities.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023.
  • Appear Before the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will hold a public meeting at the LOC Annual Conference on October 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Each applicant will be given a set amount of time to address the committee. Appearance can be virtual or in person.

Join the Caucus

Thank you for your interest in being a member of the Women's Caucus. Click here to complete the 2023 Women's Caucus Membership Declaration Form, click here for the fillable PDF declaration form, or scan the QR code below to be taken directly to the online form. 

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The purpose of the Women's Caucus is to

  • Promote positive and effective relationships among women city officials, their communities, political leaders, and the LOC;
  • Build and increase the capacity of women to engage in and serve in local government;
  • Serve as a resource to the LOC Board in the formulation of its policy agenda;
  • Equip and advance women city officials to serve in positions of leadership on the LOC Board; and
  • Support, encourage and highlight the successes of city officials who are women.

Press Release: LOC Women’s Caucus Officially Recognized

Caucus Meetings

  • Board Meetings - Third Tuesday of each month, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Executive Committee Meetings - First Tuesday of each month, noon - 1 p.m.

Women's Caucus Newsletter

January 2023 - Issue 1, Year 1. Q1 

April 2023 - Issue 2, Year 1. Q2

Caucus 2023 Governing Board

Executive Committee:

  • President - Tita Montero, Councilor, Seaside
  • Vice President - Paula Hyatt, Councilor, Ashland
  • Secretary - Marilyn Smith, Councilor, Albany
  • At Large Position - Kristin Akervall, Councilor, Wilsonville
  • At Large Position - Mindy Garlington, Councilor, Gladstone 

At-Large Directors:

  • Roxanne Beltz, Councilor, Monmouth
  • Cathy Clark, Mayor, Keizer
  • McKennon McDonald, Councilor, Pendleton 
  • Megan Perkins, Councilor, Bend
  • Nancy Peterson, Councilor, Hermiston 
  • Susan Trachsel, Councilor, Siletz
  • Ramycia McGhee, Councilor, Albany

Other Caucus Information

Women's Caucus Public Google Drive

LOC Women's Caucus Bylaws

LOC Staff Liaison: Lisa Trevino, ltrevino@orcities.org.