Mayors and Council Members Department

  • Earn Recognition for your Service and Continued Education through the Mayors and Council Members Torch Program

    The League of California Cities® Mayors and Council Members Department honors the hard work and dedication of its peers through the Mayors and Council Members Torch Program. Each year, elected officials from throughout California earn recognition as they progress upward through three sequential levels of achievement. Visit the League's Torch Program page to learn more.

    In the News

    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.

    Policy Committee Updates  | February 6, 2013

    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 ( or 916-658-8240) by October 19.

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  • 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.

    2018-2019 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 Amanda Young Rigby, Council Member, Vista
    • 1st Vice President - Kirsten Keith, Council Member, Menlo Park
    • 2nd Vice President - Kelly Seyarto, Council Member, Murrieta
    • Immediate Past PresidentMelanie Bagby, Council Member, Cloverdale
    • State League Director - Melanie Bagby, 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 2018.  
    Community Services – Stacy Berry, Cypress Council Member
    Environmental Quality – Tom Butt, Richmond Mayor
    Governance, Transparency & Labor - Lori Ogorchock, Antioch Mayor Pro Tem
    Housing, Community & Economic Development – Blanca Pacheco, Council Member, Downey
    Public Safety – Peggy McQuaid, Mayor, Albany
    Revenue & Taxation – Glenn Miller, Council Member, Indio
    Transportation, Communication & Public Works – Al Austin, Council Member, Long Beach
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