Grass Valley Council Member Jan Arbuckle was elected first vice president to serve the remainder of a vacated term. Murrieta Council Member Randon Lane was elected second vice president to complete the term vacated by Council Member Arbuckle. They will term both hold their positions until the League’s Annual Conference in September 2018. South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino continues to serve as president and Lodi Mayor Pro tem JoAnne Mounce remains immediate past president.
Council Member Arbuckle thanked the board after the election. “California cities have much at stake this year in the Legislature, ballot box and even the courts. Being elected first vice president is an opportunity to serve our cities and work with my colleagues throughout the state on the most significant issues facing California local governments. I became active in the League because of the strength of this organization and its voice in the Capitol and I remain committed to contributing my efforts with the League to advocate for policies that improve our cities and strengthen neighborhoods,” said Council Member Arbuckle.
Arbuckle became locally involved in public service through two consecutive terms on the Nevada County Civil Grand Jury. In February 2007, she was appointed to the Grass Valley City Council. Elected in November 2008 to a four-year term on the Grass Valley City Council, her colleagues on the council selected her as vice mayor. The Grass Valley City Council selected her as mayor in 2010, a position she held for two years until 2012, the same year she was re-elected to the council. Arbuckle was re-elected again in 2016.
Long active in the League, Council Member Arbuckle has served the organization in numerous capacities. She chairs the Public Safety Committee, and has served as president of League Women’s Caucus, co-chaired of the League-California State Association of Counties Joint Homelessness Task Force and has served as Sacramento Valley Division president twice. In addition, Arbuckle was the first women to chair the League’s Public Safety Policy Committee and previously served as chair of the League’s former Administrative Services Policy Committee.
Professionally, Arbuckle served for almost two decades with the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Department where she was a deputy sheriff. She remains a reserve deputy and participates in the department’s Peer Support Program.
“Council Member Arbuckle brings years of leadership and expertise to the League. She is a dedicated public servant for her city of Grass Valley and all California cities. As first vice president, she moves into a new leadership role where she will continue to focus on protecting local government authority and advocating on the issues that matter most to cities,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.
Council Member Lane also thanked the officers and directors for their support. “It is an honor to be selected to serve as the League’s second vice president and to assume a leadership role in an organization that is the leading voice for California cities. We have many opportunities and challenges at the local level and it is more important than ever to ensure that statewide and federal policies support California cities.” said Council Member Lane.
First elected to the Murrieta City Council in 2008, Lane served as mayor in 2011 and 2016. He became involved in local government when he joined the Murrieta Planning Commission in 2003. In addition to serving his city, Council Member Lane is active regionally, serving the Riverside Transit Agency, the Southern California Association of Governments and the Western Riverside Council of Governments.
Engaged with the League in a number of capacities, Council Member Lane served on the League Board of Directors from 2011–2015 and starting again in 2017. In addition, he has been a member of the League’s Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee since 2009. Council Member Lane served on the National League of Cities Board of Directors from 2011–2013.
Professionally, Council Member Lane has a background in business and has worked in both the public and private sectors including several Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, he joined the staff of Assembly Member Kevin Jeffries, gaining valuable experience, and working with local residents on important issues.
“As second vice president, Council Member Lane will continue to be a leading voice for his city and cities across the state by advocating for policies that strengthen our communities. He brings his expertise in local government, experience working with a member of the Legislature and background in business to his new role serving the League,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman. “California cities have a great deal at stake this year and I know Council Member Lane will make a valuable contribution to our team of leaders, working hard to advance policy solutions to help maintain the vibrancy of our local communities.”