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Interested In Serving on The League Board of Directors?

March 8, 2013

The League of California Cities is now accepting nominations from elected officials interested in serving in one of six at-large board positions (two-year term), or as second vice president (one-year term). All nominees for second vice president must currently be serving or have previously served on the board of directors.


Board Composition and Commitments

The League board of directors consists of the League officers: president, first vice president, second vice president, immediate past president and executive director, a representative from each of the League’s 16 divisions, and a representative from each of the League’s 11 functional departments, the mayors or designees (alternates) of the mayors of the 10 largest cities by population, and 12 at-large positions, with one reserved for a representative of a small city (under 12,000 population). 

City officials serving on the National League of Cities’ (NLC) board of directors also serve on the League of California Cities board of directors for the duration of their term on the NLC board (two-year term). 

The League board typically meets on a quarterly basis at locations throughout the state. Nominees are expected to make a commitment to attend all meetings. All travel-related expenses to attend League board meetings are reimbursed by the League. 

Nomination Process

The 2013 Board Nominating Committee will meet on July 11, prior to the July 11–12 board meeting, to interview the final round of nominees for the positions of second vice president and at-large positions. The Nominating Committee consists of: Owen Newcomer (chair) mayor, Whittier; Carl Morehouse, council member, Ventura; Pete Aguilar, mayor, Redlands; Marshall “Chip” Holloway, mayor, Ridgecrest; Jerry Thorne, council member, Pleasanton; Daniel Parra, mayor pro tem, Fowler; Terry Henderson, council member, La Quinta; Bob Combs, planning commissioner, Danville; JoAnne Mounce, mayor, Lodi; and Gilbert Wong, council member, Cupertino.

The Nominating Committee will make candidate recommendations to the board of directors at its July meeting. If the board approves the candidates, the recommended candidates will then be announced during the Opening Session of the League’s 2013 Annual Conference in Sacramento on Sept. 18–20. Following confirmation of the final candidates, the 2013–14 board of directors will be announced at the closing session of the Annual Conference on Sept. 20, 2013.

Submission Process

If you are interested in submitting your name for nomination to the League board of directors, please provide the information requested on the Nomination Application, along with a biography and letters of endorsement, to the League’s Sacramento headquarters on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Please send all nomination applications to: 

Mimi Sharpe
Executive Assistant
League of California Cities
1400 K Street, Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA  95814

Board nominations packets can also be faxed to the attention of Mimi Sharpe at (916) 658-8240 or emailed to Mimi Sharpe

The Second Vice President Nomination Application and At-Large Director Nomination Application have been posted to the League’s board webpage under the “board members” tab.

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