The Personnel and Employee Relations Department purpose is to:
Promote the purposes and goals established in the League of California Cities bylaws;
Serve as a resource to the membership of the department and other departments of the League in their dealings with human resource, personnel and employee relations issues;
Assist in the sponsoring and support of necessary and desirable legislation to benefit municipalities, and to assist in opposing unfavorable legislation; and
Provide a unifying structure for human resource administrators to contribute to the purposes of the League of California Cities.
The major activities of the Personnel and Employee Relations Department include:
Providing networking opportunities
Fostering professional development for human resource professionals in the public sector through a variety of training opportunities and services.
Serving as a technical and advisory resource to the League through appointed policy committee representatives
2011-12 Department Executive Officers
President - Holly Brock-Cohn, Livermore Administrative Services Director
1st Vice President - Jenny Roney, Ventura Human Resources Director
2nd Vice President - LeeAnn McPhillips, City of Gilroy Human Resources Director and Risk Manager
Immediate Past President – Serena Wright, Culver City Human Resources Director
Department Director* - Terri Cassidy, Newport Beach Director of Human Resources
Department Officer Roster
*Department Director serves for a two-year term, beginning in even years.
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 page to view upcoming meeting information, listed committees, and meeting agendas.
2012 Policy Committee Representatives
*League Presidential Appointment
Administrative Services – Neville Vania, Sr., Pittsburg Human Resources Analyst
Community Services – Cathy Thompson, Cypress Human Resources Manager
Employee Relations – Serena Wright, Culver City Human Resources Director
Environmental Quality – Lana Haddad, Sr., Glendale Administrative Analyst
Housing, Community & Economic Development – Thomas Frutchey, Pacific Grove City Manager
Public Safety – Scott Bixby, Culver City Police Chief
Revenue & Taxation – Holly Brock-Cohn, Livermore Administrative Services Director
Transportation, Communication & Public Works – David Gustavason, Beverly Hills Director of Public Works
For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.