Women's Leadership Forum


Women’s Leadership Forum

About Us

The Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) was formed to connect, educate and to inspire the women of CSAC. Through hosted meetings and events, the forum hopes to mentor, suggest helpful information on protocols, provide leadership training opportunities and discuss emerging issues in California.

The Forum is also the place for our members to engage with other elected and appointed women at all levels of government. 

Our Mission

The mission of the CSAC Women’s Leadership Forum is to provide a welcoming network for mentoring, supporting and empowering elected women supervisors and other women leaders who are affiliated with CSAC as they engage in leadership roles in their communities and within the CSAC organization.

 Forum Chairs



Kelly Long

Ventura County

Urban Co-Chair


Wendy Root-Askew

Monterey County

Suburban Co-Chair


Leticia Gonzalez

Madera County

Rural Co-Chair

Staff contact:

Chastity Benson, Chief Operating Officer

Kristina Gallagher, Legislative Analyst, Housing, Land Use & Transportation

Amber Rossow, Legislative Analyst, Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources

Madison Burton, Administrative Assistant

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