to attend

It is a pleasure to extend this invitation to you for the League of California Cities® 2017 Annual Conference and Expo in Sacramento this September 13-15!

JoAnne Mounce

The Annual Conference – now in its 119th year – provides an opportunity for city officials to come together to gain insight, expand our knowledge, and collaborate with cities across California. Don’t miss out on the Expo where you can talk with people offering ideas, products and services your city can use to become more efficient and effective.

This year will present a special opportunity to represent our cities in the State Legislature, as the Annual Conference coincides with the final week of the 2017 Legislative Session. I can’t think of a more exciting time to be in Sacramento as a local official!

And if you extend your visit to the area, I invite you to visit my city, Livable, Lovable Lodi, just a short drive from downtown Sacramento.

I look forward to seeing you all in Sacramento this September!

Warm regards,

JoAnne Mounce

2016-2017 President, League of California Cities®
Council Member, Lodi


to california's capital city!

I am excited to invite you to Sacramento, California’s capital city, September 13-15, for the League’s 2017 Annual Conference. The timing of this conference couldn’t be better since it coincides with the final days of the legislative session. This means that, in addition to taking advantage of the educational opportunities the conference provides, city officials will be able to bring even greater value back to their cities after the conference by visiting with their legislators at a critical juncture in the session.

Carolyn Coleman

Besides educational workshops, networking sessions, and an exhibit hall, I am particularly excited about our conference keynote speakers this year: America’s first African-American female combat pilot, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, and the founder of Citizen University, Eric Liu.

During this year’s conference, I invite you to take advantage of time between sessions to meet with your Assembly Members, Senators and their staffs to continue to support League priorities in the legislature. Your voice is powerful, and when legislators hear directly from you, their partners in government, they take notice.

I know that by coming to this year’s Annual Conference you will have a very productive three days in our state’s capital city learning and advocating on behalf of your city and networking with your peers from across the state.


Carolyn Coleman

Executive Director, League of California Cities®



Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Who Needs a Runway? Take Off from Where You Are!

The bottom line is that we have to move into action from where we are! Unfortunately, many people become paralyzed in the preparation phase. Decide what you want, put your stake in the ground and execute! FlyGirl calls this making a commitment to the commitment. Give your organization the boost they need to come together as a team, understand how their objectives support the overall strategy and accomplish the mission, achieving the desired Breakthrough Results! This inspirational leadership message will give attendees an invigorating perspective that reveals how to “infuse passion in your life” professionally and personally; recognize and utilize the skills and talents of everyone around you; lead a “Zero to Breakthrough™” life with a “Breakthrough Mentality” as the foundation; and “unleash your full potential” no matter where you’re personally starting from!

Eric Liu

Eric Liu

Citizen Power

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates, why some individuals have more than others. As a result, those few who do understand power wield it disproportionately. How can you learn to activate your civic power to see problems through fresh eyes, and bypass broken institutions, stale ideologies, and divisive politics? In this powerful talk about power and civic purpose, Eric Liu expounds the values, knowledge and skills of effective citizenship, and rejuvenates the meaning of being an active American.

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