Following Lane’s announcement, the League of California Cities Board of Directors executive committee appointed Yountville Mayor John F. Dunbar to fill the remainder of Lane’s term. Dunbar is currently the League Second Vice President. At the same time, the executive committee appointed El Centro Council Member Cheryl Viegas-Walker, to fill the remainder of Dunbar’s second vice president term. Both Dunbar and Viegas-Walker will serve in their new positions until the League’s annual conference in Long Beach in October. During the board meeting in Long Beach, the board will vote to ratify these appointments and elect the 2019-20 board officers.
“We are sad to lose Council Member Lane, who has been a tireless crusader for not only his own city but all cities in the state,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman. “At the same time, we are pleased to have another friend in Washington, D.C. who values the local perspective, and our strong team in California, including Mayor Dunbar and Council Member Viegas-Walker, to advocate on issues that matter most to cities.”
Council Member Lane served on the League board of directors for almost every year from 2011 to 2019. In addition, he has been a member of the League’s Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee since 2009.
Mayor Dunbar has served on the League board since 2016 and was the League’s North Bay Division President from 2011 to 2012. He brings expertise on issues such as land use, housing, and economic development to the League’s advocacy efforts on behalf of California cities.
Council Member Viegas-Walker has served on the League board of directors since 2016 and is currently the President of the League Women's Caucus. She has also served on the League’s Employee Relations, Public Safety and Administrative Services policy committees.
Now accepting applications to serve as the League’s 2019-20 Second Vice President
With this leadership transition, the League is now accepting applications from city officials interested in serving as second vice president (one-year term). Applicants must be current or former League board members. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, Aug. 28. Applications from northern California are encouraged.
Learn more about the League Second Vice President position and how to apply
on the League website.