Three women serve on the Springfield City Council, the most in the city’s history. Next Tuesday, Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner, Ward 6 Ald. Kristin DiCenso and Ward 8 Ald. Erin Conley are inviting mothers and daughters to the Committee of the Whole meeting.
Conley, the newest woman on the ten-member council, said it’s important for young people to see them working together.
“I’d like especially young girls to see what it means to be leader,” she said. “But also what it means in leadership roles to work as a team. It’s not one person. We work as a team, we pull together.”
DiCenso will chair the meeting, and Turner said they want to make sure girls see women leading the discussion.
“We think that it's an absolute great opportunity to expose young girls to the inner workings of city government and also to encourage them to get more involved,” Turner said.
The meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of city hall.