Desert Mountain

  • The Desert Mountain Division includes cities in Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono and San Bernardino counties, and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy. 

    Apple Valley
    Big Bear Lake
    California City
    Mammoth Lakes
    Twentynine Palms
    Yucca Valley


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    The division is guided by an executive committee under the leadership of a division president. Elected city officials and professional city staff attend division meetings throughout the year to share what they are doing and advocate for their interests in Sacramento.

    Division members also participate in the development of League policy through representation on:

    • The League board of directors;
    • Policy committees;
    • The Annual Conference Resolution Committee; and
    • The Annual Conference Program Committee.

    2014-2015 Division Officers

    Steve Hofbauer
    Council Member, City of Palmdale
    (661) 267-5142

    First Vice President
    Scott Nassif
    Council Member, City of Apple Valley
    (760) 617-0941

    Division Director
    Scott Nassif
    Council Member, City of Apple Valley
    (760) 617-0941

    Past President
    Thurston "Smitty" Smith
    Council Member, City of Hesperia
    Cell: (760) 947-1018

    Division Secretary
    Saynne Redifer
    Assistant to the City Manager, City of Palmdale
    (661) 276-5115


    Se. Sharon Runner
    State Capitol, Room 3063
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4021
    Fax: (916) 651-4921

    Sen. Jean Fuller
    State Capitol, Room 3063
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4018 Fax: (916) 322-3304
    Full Contact Information


    Assemby Member Tom Lackey 36th District
    State Capitol, Room 4009
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 319-2036
    Fax: (916) 319-2136

    Assembly Member Chad Mayes 42nd District
    State Capitol, Room 3104
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 319-2042
    Fax: (916) 319-2142

    Assembly Member Jay Obernolte 33rd District
    State Capitol, Room 4116
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 319-2033
    Fax: (916) 319-2133

    Assembly Member Kirstin Olsen 12th District
    State Capitol, Room 2111
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 319-2025 Fax: (916) 319-2125 
    Full Contact Information

    Assembly Member Scott Wilk 38th District
    State Capitol, Room 4158
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 319-2038
    Fax: (916) 319-2138


  • Upcoming Events

    The Channel Counties Division usually holds its meetings the fourth Friday of January, April, July and has a meeting during the League's Annual Conference in September.

    For information on events please contact David Mullinax at

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