All nominees for second vice president must currently be serving or have previously served on the board of directors.
The League board of directors comprises 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.
The 2015 Board Nominating Committee will meet on July 16, prior to the July 16-17 board meeting, to interview at-large finalists and all applicants for the position of second vice president.
The nominating committee comprises:
- Joseph Palla (chair), council member, Cloverdale;
- Carl Morehouse, council member, Ventura;
- Jerry Thorne, mayor, Pleasanton;
- Owen Newcomer, council member, Whittier;
- Daniel Parra, mayor pro tem, Fowler;
- Randy Breault, public works director, Brisbane;
- Steve Manos, mayor pro tem, Lake Elsinore;
- Scott Nassif, council member, Apple Valley;
- Sam Racadio, mayor, Highland;
- Janet Arbuckle, council member, Grass Valley; and
- Suzanne Chan, vice mayor, Fremont.
The nominating committee will make 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 2015 Annual Conference in San Jose, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Following confirmation of the final candidates, the 2015-16 board of directors will be announced at the Closing Session of the Annual Conference on Oct. 2.
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 8.
Please send all nomination applications by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
League of California Cities
1400 K Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Board nominations packets can also be faxed to the attention of Mimi Sharpe at (916) 658-8240.