I am honored to serve as President of the 2016/17 Mayors and Council Members Department Executive Committee. Please join me in congratulating the entire Executive Committee on their recent election to the Department leadership team for the upcoming year.
 
The Mayors and Council Members Department of the League of California Cities® is seeking enthusiastic, committed elected officials interested in becoming the department’s second vice president.The second vice president position rotates annually between Northern and Southern California. This year, the department is seeking applicants from Northern California.

Each year, the League Board, meets in joint session with the officers and directors of the divisions, departments, diversity caucuses, and policy committees of the League of California Cities, to set a course of action to meet the challenges facing California cities. 

The League of California Cities is asking for you to lend your experience as a mayor or council member to create the most beneficial and relevant sessions for Mayors and Council Members across California. 
I am honored to serve as President of the 2014/15 Mayors and Council Members Department Executive Committee. Please join me in congratulating the entire Executive Committee on their recent election to the Department leadership team for the upcoming year.
The Mayors and Council Members Department is grateful to the following members for volunteering their time to serve on the Nominating Committee. This committee will convene via conference call in mid-August to review applications for 2nd Vice President and Director. The application period for these two positions just closed last Friday, August 1.
The League of California Cities Mayors and Council Members Department is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee to discuss the development of a mentor program.
Are you looking to get more involved with the League of California Cities? Serving on the Mayors and Council Members Department Executive Committee is a great way. The Department is now seeking applicants for 2nd Vice President and for State League Director.
 
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. If you have recently explored the criteria and found that you could not qualify for the second level, Advanced Leadership, you may want to revisit the qualifications. Your service on League policy committees can now help you achieve the Advanced Leadership level.
 
A new tool that the League has implemented this year is the candidate questionnaire. While the League does not endorse candidates, our members do, and it was the aim of this effort to give our members tools to better understand legislative candidates in their districts and their stances on issues important to cities. Questionnaire topics include local control, economic development, the state/local fiscal relationship, outsourcing, realignment and medical marijuana. The questionnaire can also be used beyond the election cycle to hold legislators, once elected, accountable.
 

City leaders from around the country will learn new ways of driving innovation in their communities from top university experts, practitioners and industry leaders in Silicon Valley at the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit.

 

The League of California Cities is pleased to announce, after what will be a five-year hiatus, the return of the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum. Save the date! The conference is scheduled to take place June 24-26, 2015 in Monterey.
 
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.
The League's Mayors and Council Members Department is currently seeking applications for President and Second Vice President.
 
The League needs your input to determine the feasibility of bringing back the Mayors and Council Members Department Executive Forum.
Submit delegate by Friday, Sept. 13.
Click here for the 2013 Annual Conference Resolutions Packet. A hard copy will be mailed the week of August 5.
The League's Mayors and Council Members Department is currently seeking applications for President and Second Vice President.
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.
The League’s Policy Committees met in Pasadena, April 4-5, 2013. The Mayors and Council Members Department has eight representatives who serve on the policy committees on behalf of the Department.
Scheduled April 26–27 at the University of Southern California’s (USC’s) State Capital Center in Sacramento, this is the first time that this program will be held in Northern California.  Successful programs have already taken place at the Southern California campus, with more scheduled for this spring.
Today is the last day to register for the League’s 2013 Legislative Action Day Preview Webinar, and registration is only available onsite for the Annual Legislative Action Day & Reception.
The League of California Cites’ League Partner program is launching a series of educational webinars as part of its Cities for Workforce Health program. The series of five monthly webinars will focus on subjects related to implementing workforce wellness including leadership engagement, program assessment and evaluation, program design, policy and environment changes and employee engagement.

Did you know that University Level continuing education is eligible toward the ‘Advanced Leadership’ level of the League of California Cities’ Mayors and Council Members Department Leadership Academy? USC is planning an executive education forum for local leaders in Sacramento, April 26-27, 2013. Save the date, and look for more information to come.

One of the many ways you can be involved in the League is to participate in a Diversity Caucus. Throughout the year, the League’s Diversity Caucuses hold meetings, events and there are leadership opportunities through these groups as well.

The League’s Policy Committees met in Sacramento, January 17-18, 2013. The Mayors and Council Members Department has eight representatives who serve on the policy committees on behalf of the Department. Their updates from the meetings can be found here. More information about policy committees, including full highlights from the meetings, can be found on the League’s Web site.

Last week was a busy week in Sacramento for the more than 450 city officials who attended the sold-out 2013 League of California Cities’ New Mayors and Council Members Academy in Sacramento, Jan. 16–18.

The Mayors and Council Members Department wants to recognize you for participating in continuing education and for your service to your community and the League. It’s easy – just submit your qualifications for the Mayors and Council Members Academy, and at the next Department Meeting at Annual Conference, you will be recognized with a certificate and pin in front of your peers.

Members of the Mayors and Council Members Department:  Thanks to all who attended the Mayors and Councilmembers Department Meeting in San Diego. For those who did not, I would like to provide a quick summary of the actions taken at the meeting.

The Mayors and Council Members Department is currently seeking applicants for representatives to the League’s eight Policy Committees. The first meeting of the Policy Committees is in January. This year, applications for these appointments are being sought from the League membership. If you are interested in serving please send your application to Samantha Caygill (scaygill@cacities.org or 916-658-8240) by October 19.

The Mayors and Council Members Department approved of the following individuals to serve on the Department’s Executive Committee at the 2012 Business Meeting at Annual Conference.

The Executive Committee recommends that the amendments to the bylaws as set forth in the document linked to here be approved, and that the membership waive the 90 day notice requirements in Article IX of the bylaws. A vote on approval of this document will take place at the Mayors and Council Members Department Meeting at the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference in San Diego. This meeting will take place at the San Diego Convention Center on September 5 from 2-3:30 p.m.

The Mayors and Council Members Department is appreciative of the following appointees who are volunteering their time to review and select members of the 2012-2013 Executive Committee.

The Mayors and Council Members Department is seeking applicants for the 2nd Vice President and Director positions on the Executive Committee. Apply by August 3 for the 2nd Vice President or Director positions.

ReCOGnize Opportunity | 4/19/2012

Regional government may be just the forum you need to solve that vexing problem. Given recent policy changes, most local officials probably think of regional governance in terms of SB 375 and its Sustainable Communities Strategy. But COGs are much more than that.

Early February, the League Board of Directors met and created a special task force to develop a strategy that identifies needed fixes to AB X1 26, the bill that mandated the dissolution of our Redevelopment Agencies and liquidation of our assets.  The Task Force also was asked to develop short and long-term strategies for providing cities with additional and stronger economic development tools.

 

The City of Bell recently convened a historic bi-lingual Community Forum that brought residents together to deliberate and to offer guidance to local officials on goals and budget priorities for the 2012-13 fiscal year. This process is one of several initiatives of the new Bell City Council to restore transparent, community-focused government to Bell. The Institute for Local Government’s website has more information about these efforts in the City of Bell and resources for local officials at http://www.ca-ilg.org/BellMaterials.

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.
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