2020-2021 Department Executive Officers
President - Joel Rojas, Development Services Director, San Juan Capistrano
1st Vice President - Debbie Chamberlain, Community Development Director, San Ramon
2nd Vice President - Recruiting
Department Director* - Eric Nelson, Planning Commissioner, Dana Point
Immediate Past President - Ernie Schmidt, Planning Commissioner, Redwood City
*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 Cal Cities eight standing 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 webpage to view upcoming meeting information, listed committees, and meeting agendas.
2020 Policy Committee Representatives
Community Services – Michael Smith, Senior Planner, Rancho Cucamonga
Environmental Quality – Joel Rojas, Director of Development services, San Juan Capistrano
Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations – Paul Morris, Planning Commissioner, San Pablo
Housing, Community & Economic Development – Debbie Chamberlain, Planning Manager, San Ramon
Public Safety – Ernest Schmidt, Planning Commissioner, Redwood City
Revenue & Taxation – Niroop Srivatsa, Planning and Building Services Director, Lafayette
Transportation, Communication & Public Works – Omar Dadabhoy, Planning Services Director, Aliso Viejo
For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.