League of California Cities
Functioning as professional societies with educational and networking opportunities, Cal Cities' nine municipal departments play an essential role in forming Cal Cities policy and programs. Each department is represented on the Cal Cities board of directors, as well as on each of the Cal Cities' seven policy committees

Over the years, Cal Cities has defined departments' roles as involving the following:
  • Fostering professional development of department members by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, consult with one another and meet with others in the field;
  • Encouraging professional accomplishment and the highest ethical standards in city service;
  • Cooperating with other departments to promote the overall purposes and goals established in the Cal Cities' bylaws and by the Cal Cities board;
  • Serving as a technical and advisory resource to Cal Cities; and
  • Supporting high-quality service to cities and their citizens by assisting Cal Cities with continuing education programs, newsletters, and other works of interest to department members. 
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