LONG BEACH — The League of California Cities® board of directors elected Murrieta Council Member Randon Lane to serve as its 2018–19 first vice president on Sept. 14 as part of the League’s Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach.
During its meeting this week, the League board of directors also elected Grass Valley Council Member Jan Arbuckle to serve as president and Yountville Mayor John Dunbar as second vice president. South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino, who served as president in 2017–18, became immediate past president.
“I believe in the power of cities working together to ensure we have a voice in policy decisions affecting the common interests of cities that are made in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The League is the leading voice of California cities, and I’m honored to serve as the organization’s first vice president this year. I look forward to working with my fellow officers, our board and all the member cities to advance the ability of cities to effectively serve our residents,” said Council Member Lane.
First elected to the Murrieta City Council in 2008, Lane served as mayor in 2011 and 2016. He became involved in local government when he joined the Murrieta Planning Commission in 2003. In addition to serving his city, Council Member Lane is active regionally, serving the Riverside Transit Agency, the Southern California Association of Governments and the Western Riverside Council of Governments.
Engaged with the League in a number of capacities, Council Member Lane served on the League Board of Directors from 2011–2015 and starting again in 2017. In addition, he has been a member of the League’s Public Safety Policy Committee since 2009. Council Member Lane served on the National League of Cities Board of Directors from 2011–2013.
Professionally, Council Member Lane has a background in business and has worked in both the public and private sectors including several Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, he joined the staff of Assembly Member Kevin Jeffries, gaining valuable experience, and working with local residents on important issues.
“Council Member Lane is a dedicated public servant who has served the League for nearly a decade. I appreciate his commitment to tackling significant policy challenges with practical solutions that support strong communities. A valued member of our leadership team, Randon’s background and experience in the public and private sectors are assets to our advocacy efforts on behalf of all California cities,” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.
Founded in 1898, the League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities. The League’s mission is to expand and protect local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.