Sacramento — San Diego City Council Member Mark Kersey was elected second vice president of the League of California Cities® at the organization’s board of directors meeting in Sacramento today. The board of directors elected him to serve the remainder of a vacated term and he will hold the position until the League’s Annual Conference in September 2017.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve as the League’s second vice president and to assume a leadership role in shaping statewide and federal policy positions to support California’s cities. There are many challenges facing California cities today, and together we can solve them,” said Kersey.
Elected to the San Diego City Council in 2012, Council Member Kersey is also the founder and owner of Kersey Strategies, a technological research firm. He is focused on many significant issues including infrastructure, public safety and economic development. As a member of the League of California Cities board of directors since 2014, he has also participated in several League board nominating committees. Council Member Kersey is also engaged at the federal level through his appointment on the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services Federal Advocacy Committee.
“Council Member Kersey brings years of leadership and expertise in economic development, technology and infrastructure to his League role. Cities are working on many significant issues to ensure they are able to deliver essential services to their residents,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman. As the League’s second vice president Council Member Kersey will play an important role in advancing policy solutions to help maintain the vibrancy of our local communities.”
In addition to electing Kersey to serve as the League’s second vice president, the board also elected South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino to serve as first vice president. Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce continues to serve as the League’s president.
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.