The Mayors and Council Members Department provides networking opportunities and fosters professional development for department members through the League’s educational and communication tools. It also serves as a technical and advisory resource to the League through its policy committee representatives (see list below).
Mayors and Council Members Department Bylaws can be found here.
2015-2016 Department Officers
The League of California Cities is grateful to the following individuals who devote their time to making the Mayors and Council Members Department a success through their work on the Department's Executive Committee.
- President - Richard Kite, Council Member, Rancho Mirage
- 1st Vice President - Craig Vejvoda, Council Member, Tulare
- 2nd Vice President - Vacant
- Immediate Past President - Neal Andrews, Council Member, Ventura
- State League Director - Joe Palla, Council Member, Cloverdale
Policy Committee Representatives
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. Thank you to the following members who are serving on policy committees in 2015.
– Willie Brien, Beverly Hills Council Member
– Mariellen Yarc, Cypress Mayor Pro Tem
– Steve Hwangbo, La Palma City Council Member
– Tom Butt, Richmond Council Member
Housing, Community & Economic Development
– Carla Condon, Corte Madera Mayor
– Jorge Morales, South Gate, Vice Mayor
Revenue & Taxation
– Neal Andrews, Ventura Council Member
Transportation, Communication & Public Works
– Michele Martinez, Santa Ana Council Member
Get Recognition for your Dedication to Continuing Education and Service through the Mayors and Council Members Leadership Academy
The League recognizes Mayors and Council Members for their service and for taking part in continuing education through the Mayors and Council Members Leadership Academy. A list of Mayors and Council Members who have received recognition since 2003 can be found here: Leadership (Level 1), Advanced Leadership (Level 2) and Leadership in Action (Level 3).
To honor your achievements of ‘Advanced Leadership’ and ‘Leadership in Action’ within the Academy, a recognition ceremony before your colleagues is held at the department meeting at the League’s Annual Conference or you may also choose to be recognized in your own city at an appropriate occasion and/or via a press release provided by the League. Upon completion of each level, you will be awarded an Academy Graduation Certificate and lapel pin.
Complete criteria are detailed for the three levels of achievement: ‘Leadership,’ ‘Advanced Leadership’ and ‘Leadership in Action.’
Contact Caitlin Cole, Education Program Manager, for more information and to submit your qualifications.