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

Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.

The event will be held virtually, and the topic will be Sun Up to Sun Down: Tips for Communicating as an Elected Official, featuring Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty. 

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 867 6124 4756

Passcode: 826003

Her Own Wings Podcast

HerOwnWings_LightBlue Libsyn.jpgThe Women's Caucus is proud to launch a new podcast, "Her Own Wings," featuring women in local government. Hopefully, these conversations will inform others about awesome women who are creating positive change in our state and create connections with others who have or are hoping to engage in service. We hope this informs and inspires those listening to think about the way they could join and become involved in public service and leadership.  

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Join the Caucus

Thank you for your interest in being a member of the Women's Caucus. Click here to complete the 2024 Women's Caucus Membership Declaration Form. Directions for declaring your membership can be found here


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 2024 Governing Board

Executive Committee:

  • President - Tita Montero, Councilor, Seaside
  • Vice President - Mindy Garlington, Councilor, Gladstone 
  • Secretary - Marilyn Smith, Councilor, Albany
  • At Large Position - McKennon McDonald, Councilor, Pendleton 
  • At Large Position - Susan Wahlke, Mayor, Lincoln City 

At-Large Directors:

  • Kristin Akervall, Councilor, Wilsonville
  • Cathy Clark, Mayor, Keizer
  • Nancy Peterson, Councilor, Hermiston
  • Susan Trachsel, Councilor, Siletz
  • Ramycia McGhee, Councilor, Albany
  • Beach Pace, Councilor, Hillsboro
  • Carol MacInnes, Councilor, Fossil
  • Denyse McGriff, Mayor, Oregon City

Other Caucus Information

Women's Caucus Public Google Drive

LOC Women's Caucus Bylaws

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