In February 2014, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren — then, all new officeholders — participated in an Albany Law School forum called “Leading a New Era in City Government: Women Mayors of Upstate New York.”
A lot can happen in one year's time. The three Democrats were voted into office during a time when women in politics were making gains nationally. Each has her own unique governing style: each had a picture of what the year ahead might bring. Each reflects on what was hoped for versus what happened.