All nominees for second vice president must currently be serving or have previously served on the board of directors.
The board of directors comprises the League’s 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 2016 Board Nominating Committee will meet on June 24, prior to the June 24-25 board meeting, to interview at-large finalists and all applicants for the position of second vice president.
The nominating committee members:
- Ana Maria Quintana (chair), mayor pro tem, Bell
- Ken Lane, vice mayor, Ceres
- Scott Nassif, mayor pro tem, Apple Valley
- Karina Cervantez, mayor pro tem, Watsonville
- Robert Combs, planning commissioner, Danville
- Scott Nelson, mayor, Placentia
- Mike Kasperzak, council member, Mountain View
- David Sander, mayor, Rancho Cordova
- Mark Kersey, council member, San Diego
- Michele Beal Bagneris, city attorney/prosecutor, Pasadena
- Suzanne Lee Chan, council member, Fremont
The committee will make recommendations to the board of directors at its June meeting. If the board approves the candidates, the recommended candidates will then be announced during the Opening Session of the League’s 2016 Annual Conference in Long Beach, October 5-7, 2016. Following confirmation of the final candidates, the 2016-17 board of directors will be announced at the Closing Session of the Annual Conference on Oct. 7.
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, April 29.
The forms are available on the League website:
Nominations may be sent via 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.