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Regional Divisions

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Regional Divisions

The League’s 16 Regional Divisions cover every corner of California and serve as the grassroots advocacy core of the League. City Officials, both elected and professional city staff, work closely with the League regional public affairs managers to develop regional informational programs and carry out grassroots activities to support specific legislative, regulatory and ballot measure goals. Divisions provide necessary input and counsel from a diverse range of perspectives among a membership from all over the state.

Divisions also participate in policy development by appointing representatives to the League’s board of directors, resolutions and policy committees. Division appointments are also made to the League annual conference program committee.

For more information on how to get involved, including regional events and staff contact information please click on your regional division below. If you would like to receive general information about the League’s Divisions, please call (916) 658-8200 or contact your local regional public affairs manager.

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Policy Committees

The League's policy-making process allows the issues facing California cities to be debated and the organization's policy directions to be established. Close to 400 city officials serve on the League's policy committees and add their collective expertise, wisdom and opinions to the policy debate that is the foundation of League policy. The recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors. The committees meet four times each year, typically in January, March, June and at the annual conference. Membership on League policy committees is guided by the following principles:

  • A majority of policy committee members must be elected officials.
  • Each department may appoint one representative to each policy committee.
  • Each division may appoint two representatives to each policy committee.
  • League affiliates may appoint one representative to appropriate policy committees.
  • The League president may appoint 16 additional members to provide added expertise as well as geographic and population balance.

Find out how to join a League Policy Committee.

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Professional Departments

Functioning as professional societies with educational and networking opportunities, the League's 11 municipal departments play an essential role in forming League policy and programs. Each department is represented on the League board of directors, as well as on each of the League's eight policy committees.

Over the years, the League has defined departments' roles as involving the following:

  • Fostering professional development of department members by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, consult with one another and meet with others in the field;
  • Encouraging professional accomplishment and the highest ethical standards in city service;
  • Cooperating with other departments to promote the overall purposes and goals established in the League's bylaws and by the League board;
  • Serving as a technical and advisory resource to the League; and
  • Supporting high-quality service to cities and their citizens by assisting the League with continuing education programs, newsletters, and other works of interest to department members.
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Diversity Caucuses

The League is committed to promoting involvement for all city officials, in order to reflect the diversity of California's cities. Toward that end, the League has recognized five diversity groups, whose purpose is to present yet one more opportunity for city officials who share common interests or characteristics to connect with one another.

The League's five diversity caucuses are:


Membership in these organization is open to any member of the League, as is participation in any of the caucus meetings or sponsored events.

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