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Personnel and Employee Relations Department


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  • 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 Cal Cities 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 Cal Cities through appointed policy committee representatives


    Department Bylaws

    2019-2020 Department Executive Officers

    President - Lucy Garcia, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Alhambra
    1st Vice President - Lisa Murphy, Direcor of Human Resources, Santa Cruz
    2nd Vice President - Recruiting
    Department Director* -George Harris, Director of Finance, Lancaster
    Past President - LaTanya Bellow,  Director of Human Resources, Berkeley
    *Department Director serves for a two-year term.

    Policy Committees

    Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of Cal Cities standing seven 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 Cal Cities' Policy Development page to view upcoming meeting information, listed committees, and meeting agendas.

    2019 Policy Committee Representatives

    Community Services –  Suakri Beshears, Director of Human Resources, Brentwood
    Environmental Quality – June Overholt, Finance Director, Glendora
    Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations – Debra Gill, HR Director and Labor Relations, Pleasanton
    Housing, Community & Economic Development – LaTanya Bellow, HR Director, South San Francisco
    Public Safety – LeeAnn McPhillips, HR Director, Gilroy
    Revenue & Taxation –  Josefina Trevino, Human Resources Officer, Victorville
    Transportation, Communication & Public Works – Hernan Molina, Senior Management Analyst, West Hollywood
    For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.

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