Membership and Benefits

All elected and appointed officials in member cities are members of the League of California Cities. Members get access to unmatched advocacy, timely communication about the latest policy issues and legislative developments, the chance to shape statewide policy, and access to cutting-edge professional development. 

Why become a Cal Cities member?

Unmatched advocacy at the ballot box, the Legislature, and the courts.

Timely communication about advocacy efforts and legislative developments that affect cities delivered straight to their inbox. Sign up for our weekly newsletter — Cal Cities Advocate — join a listserv or follow us on social media for the latest updates. And don’t forget to check out Western City magazine, a monthly publication that analyzes broader statewide policy issues and highlights the innovative work of local officials from across the state. 

More opportunities to influence statewide policy on the issues that matter most to cities. Regional divisions, professional departments, caucuses, and policy committees meet throughout the year to address policy issues and set Cal Cities’ agenda. 

Access to best practices and practical tools for local officials provided by the Institute for Local Government on topics such as public engagement, sustainability, ethics, Local Government 101, and more. Concise, well-researched, and regularly updated, these resources can save cities time and money by reducing the need for staff research. 

Cutting-edge professional development in the form of educational conferences and events geared to the unique needs of local government officials and city staff. Meetings and webinars let local officials meet directly with policy experts and collectively explore solutions to the challenges facing the Golden State.  

Membership Dues

Cities are strongly encouraged to budget for membership dues. View the League of California Cities 2022 Dues Schedule