Cal Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn ColemanMessage from the Executive Director 

The key to progress is partnership, and for the League of California Cities, 2022 was a year full of collective action and success on behalf of California’s cities and towns.   

In 2022, Cal Cities delivered yet again for our members, advancing critical advocacy priorities in the Legislature and the courts, and offering exceptional education opportunities.  

Working together with our local leaders and partners, we secured significant funding for cities that will help spur affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and implement organic waste regulations. We protected local transportation projects, safeguarded current funding streams that cities use for critical services, and fought back against regulations that add an extra layer of unnecessary bureaucracy. 

We diversified and expanded on the success of our online educational programming and launched a new, in-person conference for city leaders to advocate at the Capitol and learn from peers and experts alike. We also strengthened Cal Cities’ technology infrastructure to increase member engagement and better serve city officials.   

Cal Cities is a strong, effective organization because we are member-informed and grounded in the voices and experiences of cities throughout the state. Together, we are strengthening local decision-making, driving state policy, and crafting solutions to everyday challenges.  

I’d like to express my gratitude to the 2021-22 Cal Cities Officers and Board members for their leadership and guidance. I’d also like to acknowledge and thank the talented and dedicated Cal Cities staff. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of people who call our cities home. 

I am proud to present the Cal Cities Annual Report 2022, which captures our collective achievements in support of California cities over the past year. I look forward to all we will accomplish together in 2023. 


Carolyn M. Coleman 
Executive Director and CEO 

"California is a state rich with diversity, but it is the commonality of our interests that bring us together and makes Cal Cities so powerful as an organization. I’m proud of our collective work over the last year to recognize the challenges cities face and advance solutions that improve the quality of life for all Californians."

Cindy Silva
Mayor Pro Tem, Walnut Creek
2021-22 Cal Cities President

Cal Cities by the Numbers

476 Member Cities

57 Board Members

16 Regional Divisions

10 Municipal Departments

5 Diversity Caucuses