Interested in Serving on the League Board of Directors?

The League of California Cities® is now accepting nominations from elected officials interested in serving in one of six at-large board positions (two-year term), or as second vice president (one-year term).All nominees for second vice president must currently be serving or have previously served on the board of directors.  Applications for second vice president from northern California are encouraged. April 28 is the deadline to apply.

Board Composition and Commitments

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.

Nomination Process

The 2017 Board Nominating Committee will meet on June 30, prior to the June 30-July 1 board meeting, to interview at-large finalists and all applicants for the position of second vice president.
The nominating committee members: 

  • Stephany Aguilar (Chair), council member, Scotts Valley
  • Helen Schneider, mayor, Santa Barbara
  • Sam Spagnolo, mayor pro tem, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Christopher Cate, council member, San Diego
  • Jerry Thorne, mayor, Pleasanton
  • Ali Sajjad Taj, mayor, Artesia
  • Kirsten Keith, mayor, Menlo Park
  • Randi Johl, city clerk, Temecula
  • Tony Dahlerbruch, city manager, Palos Verdes Estates
  • Janet Arbuckle, council member, Grass Valley
  • Curtis Hunt, council member, Vacaville

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 2017 Annual Conference in Sacramento, September 13-15, 2017. Following confirmation of the final candidates, the 2017-18 board of directors will be announced at the Closing Session of the Annual Conference on September 15. 

Submission Process

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 28.

Please send all nomination applications by email to:

OR by mail to:
Mimi Sharpe
Executive Assistant
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. 

Application Forms

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