The purpose of the City Managers Department is to:
Promote the purposes and goals established in the League of California Cities Constitution and Bylaws;
Serve as a technical and advisory Department to the League of California Cities;
Strive for the continued acceptance and advancement of city management through professional accomplishment and ethical standards as embodied in the ICMA Code of Ethics.
Seek the personal development and enrichment of its members through the promotion and conduct of conferences, seminars, and related training or communication methods; and
Represent the International City Management Association as their official statewide organization unit and to maintain close liaison and working relationships with ICMA.
2013-14 Department Officers
President – Anton Dahlerbruch, Palos Verdes Estates City Manager
President Elect – Marcia Raines, Millbrae City Manager
Vice President – Sean Joyce, Irvine City Manager
Immediate Past President – Brad Kilger, Benicia City Manager
Department Director* – Bruce Channing, Laguna Hills City Manager
Southern CA under 100,000 Population – Tim O'Donnell, Brea City Manager
Southern CA over 100,000 Population – Ken Striplin, Santa Clarita City Manager
Northern CA under 100,000 Population – Karen Pinkos, El Cerrito Assistant City Manager
Northern CA over 100,000 Population – Pat Martel, Daly City City Manager
*Terms are for one year, ending in September, except the director who serves a two-year term.
Pension Reform Committee
Chair: Ron Bates, Pico Rivera City Manager
Chair: Greg Larson, Los Gatos Town Manager
Government Transparency and Civic Engagement Subcommittee
Chair: Troy Butzlaff, Placentia City Administrator
Vice Chair: Steven Falk, Lafayette City Manager
Committee on Diverse Communities
Chair: Dee Williams-Ridley, Modesto Deputy City Manager
Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of the League’s standing eight committees that can provide technical information to the committee as a whole to ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues.
Visit the League’s Policy Development webpage to view upcoming meeting information, listed committees, and meeting agendas.
Policy Committee Representatives
Administrative Services – Greg Scoles, Belmont City Manager
Community Services – Steve Rogers, Yountville City Manager
Employee Relations – Bob Bell, Redwood City City Manager
Environmental Quality – Rick Angelocci, Loomis Town Manager
Housing, Community & Economic Development – Fred Wilson, Huntington Beach City Manager
Public Safety – Tony Ramos, Claremont City Manager
Revenue & Taxation – Fran David, Hayward City Manager
Transportation, Communication & Public Works – Michael Beck, Pasadena City Manager
For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.