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

    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 | April 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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  • 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.
     

    2017-2018 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 Kyle Miller, Council Member, La Habra Heights
    • 1st Vice President - Melanie Bagby, Council Member, Cloverdale
    • 2nd Vice President - Amanda Young Rigby, Council Member, Vista
    • Immediate Past PresidentRichard Kite, Council Member, Rancho Mirage
    • State League Director - Ali Sajjad Taj, Mayor, Artesia


    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 2017.  
    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 – Kyle Miller, La Habra Heights Mayor
    Public Safety – Jorge Morales, South Gate, Mayor
    Revenue & Taxation – Neal Andrews, Ventura Council Member
    Transportation, Communication & Public Works – Michele Martinez, Santa Ana Council Member
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