SACRAMENTO — The League of California Cities® board of directors elected Grass Valley Council Member Jan Arbuckle to serve as the organization’s 2017-18 second vice president on Sept. 15 as part of the League’s 119th Annual Conference & Expo in Sacramento.
The League board also elected South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino to serve as president and San Diego City Council Member President Pro Tem Mark Kersey as first vice president. Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce, who served as president in 2016-17, became immediate past president.
“I am honored to join the League of California Cities’ esteemed leadership team. Being active with the League for many years and serving in various capacities with the Sacramento Valley Division, the Public Safety Policy Committee and other task forces has given me a tremendous appreciation for the League’s commitment to help build stronger California cities. As second vice president, I now have a greater opportunity to serve all California cities,” said 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.
Council Public Safety Committee, president of the League Women’s Caucus, co-chair 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 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.
“I am pleased to welcome Jan to the League’s leadership. Her successful track record in public service as a former deputy sheriff and as council member and mayor will be of great benefit to the League. Jan brings a commitment to public service and belief in the power of city officials to make their communities stronger through effective policy-making level. We have a full agenda for California cities and she will be a strong contributor to our work in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. advocating for California’s cities,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.
Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.