Conference Location

The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center, located downtown at 1400 J Street. All sessions will be held at the convention center unless otherwise noted.

Parking and Public Transportation

The convention center is conveniently located in the heart of the city and is within walking distance of the State Capital, hotels, dining, landmarks and attractions. Public transportation is easily accessible and includes the Sacramento Regional Transit (RT), ZipCar, and Amtrak.

Self-parking and valet are available at most hotels. Parking for the Convention Center is available at the city-owned Memorial Garage on 14th street between H and I Streets. In addition, several privately owned parking garages are also within walking distance of the convention center. (Parking rates vary by location and are subject to change without notice)

Conference App

The League of California Cities® mobile application is a great organization and conference tool. The app provides full access to the conference in the palm of your hand. You can see the schedule of events, build your own custom schedule, import your selected events into your calendar, access session materials, speaker bios, all exhibitor information, and the list goes on. The League’s mobile app is available for download through your device’s app store by searching “League of CA Cities”, “League of California Cities” or “CACities.”

Brown Act and League Conferences

The Brown Act permits the attendance of a majority of the members of a legislative body at a conference or similar gathering open to the public that addresses issues of general interest to the public or to public agencies of the type represented by the legislative body. However, a majority of the members cannot discuss among themselves, other than as part of the scheduled program, business of a specific nature that is within the local agency’s subject matter jurisdiction.

Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

This program, supported by the League Partners, recognizes outstanding cities that deliver the highest quality and level of service in the most effective manner possible. Visit the special displays by cities that won the 2017 prestigious awards program and learn what your city can adapt from their success.

Institute for Local GovernmentInstitute for Local Government

The Institute for Local Government is the 501(c)(3) research affiliate of the League of California Cities®, California State Association of Counties and the California Special Districts Association

Mayors and Council Members Academy Torch ProgramMayors and Council Members Leadership Academy Torch Program

The MCMLA torch program is for elected officials who are seeking continuing education to enhance their own knowledge and skills in order to better serve the public. Each year officials from throughout the state earn recognition as they progress upward through three sequential levels of achievement. For more information visit

Session Materials

Our goal is to provide exceptional educational experiences, networking opportunities, and innovative tools that will make attendees and their cities more successful. Presentation materials are an important element of the Annual Conference and will be available online at as well as on the League’s mobile app. You can download or print session materials in advance or after the conference for additional resources.



CitiPAC – Leadership Reception

In conjunction with hosts Keenan & Associates, CitiPAC will present its Leadership Reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 13.  Join conference attendees for this wonderful event in support of CitiPAC featuring food, beverages and entertainment.

Host City Reception

The City of Sacramento welcomes the delegates to the League of California Cities® Annual Conference. Please join us at the opening night host reception and enjoy a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres. The reception will take place from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, at the Sacramento Convention Center. A registration badge is required to access the event.

Diversity Groups

The Board of Directors has recognized the following five diversity groups: African-American Caucus; Asian-Pacific Islander Caucus; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Local Officials Caucus; Latino Caucus and Women’s Caucus. Sign up to join one or more of the League’s Caucuses. Each will host a networking event at the Annual Conference open to all attendees.

Regional Divisions

Regional Divisions function as the League’s grassroots advocacy teams. Divisions are staffed locally by public affairs managers to support League goals. Contact your local manager for more information and prices of on-site division networking events.

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