Community Services

The Community Services Policy Committee reviews issues related to childcare, parks and recreation, libraries, natural disaster preparation, cultural arts, and community and human services programs.


Policy Committee

Committee Leadership
2022 Chair - Wanda Williams, Mayor Pro Tem, Suisun City, Chair

2022 Vice Chair - Jacque Casillas, Mayor, Corona, Vice Chair

Committee Members

The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments, regional divisions, and caucuses, and appointments by the Cal Cities president.

  • Wanda Williams, Mayor Pro Tem, Suisun City (Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Jaques Casillas, Mayor, Corona (Vice Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • David Ruderman, City Attorney, Lakeport (City Attorneys Department)
  • Simone Seydoux, Assistant City Clerk, Oxnard (City Clerks Department)
  • Nat Rojanasathira, Assistant City Manager, Monterey (City Managers Department)
  • Mike McCliman, Deputy Fire Chief, Rancho Cucamonga (Fire Chiefs Department)
  • Sara Cowell, Accounting Manager, Tracy (Fiscal Officers Department)
  • Peggy Mcquaid, Council Member, Albany (Mayors and Council Members Department)
  • Lucy Garcia, Assistant City Manager, Alhambra (Personnel and Employee Relations Department
  • Michael Smith, Principal Planner, Rancho Cucamonga (Planning and Community Development Department)
  • Ruben Chavez, Police Chief, Gustine (Public Safety Department)
  • Jason Nutt, Assistant City Manager, Santa Rosa (Public Works Department)
  • Elizabeth Talbott, Council Member, Waterford (Central Valley Division)
  • Kimberly Warmsley, Council Member, Stockton (Central Valley Division)
  • DeeDee Cavanaugh, Mayor Pro Tem, Simi Valley (Channel Counties Division)
  • James Kyriaco, Mayor Pro Tem, Goleta (Channel Counties Division)
  • Juan Carrillo, Council Member, Palmdale (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Curtis Yakimow, City Manager, Palmdale (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Brianne Zorn, Council Member, Martinez (East Bay Division)
  • Holly Tillman, Vice Mayor, Clayton (East Bay Division)
  • Jesse Sandoval, Council Member, Fontana (Inland Empire Division)
  • Daniel Bobadilla, Director of Public Works, Chino Hills (Inland Empire Division)
  • David Shapiro, Council Member, Calabasas (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Bill Uphoff, Council Member, Lomita (Los Angeles County)
  • Alison Kerr, Mayor, Del Rey Oaks (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Stephanie Hellman, Mayor, Fairfax (North Bay Division)
  • Eric Knight, Council Member, Yountville (North Bay Division)
  • Debbie Baker, Mayor Pro Tem, La Palma (Orange County Division)
  • Sunny Park, Mayor, Buena Park (Orange County Division)
  • Lydia Kou, Council Member, Palo Alto (Peninsula Division)
  • Mark Nagales, Council Member, So. San Francisco (Peninsula Division)
  • Marta Cruz, Mayor, Cloverdale (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Debra Garnes, Mayor, Rio Dell (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Bridgette Moore, Council Member, Wildomar (Riverside County Division)
  • Todd Rigby, Council Member, Eastvale (Riverside County Division)
  • Christine Engel, Council Member, Woodland (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Rich Lozano, Council Member, Galt (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Maria Nunez, Council Member, San Marcos (San Diego County Division)
  • Liz Morris, Council Member, Delano (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Amanda Saltray, Council Member, Hanford (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Minnie Diallo, Council Member, Lathrop (African America Caucus)
  • Frank Yokoyama, Council Member, Cerritos (Asian Pacific Islander Caucus)
  • Henry Lo, Mayor Pro Tem, Monterey Park (LGBTQ Caucus)
  • Martin Herrera, Council Member, El Monte (Women’s Caucus)
  • Christina Lee, Communications and Public Information Officer, Vallejo (CAPIO)
  • Brad Farmer, Finance Director, Emeryville (CSMFO)
  • Amanda Gallo, Management Analyst, Fremont (MMANC)
  • Alonso Ramirez, Sr. Management Analyst, Ontario (MMASC)
  • Adele Andrade Stadler, Council Member, Alhambra (Presidential Appointment)
  • Kimberly Calvin, Council Member, San Bernardino (Presidential Appointment)
  • Peter Garcia, Council Member, Fontana (Presidential Appointment)
  • Jay Ingram, Recreation Manager/Human Services, Pleasanton (Presidential Appointment)
  • Dan Kalmick, Council Member, Huntington Beach (Presidential Appointment)
  • Gloria Ma'ae, Council Member, Anaheim (Presidential Appointment)
  • Kim Nguyen, Council Member, Garden Grove (Presidential Appointment)
  • Ariel Pe, Council Member, Lakewood (Presidential Appointment)
  • Michael Ponce, Council Member, Avalon (Presidential Appointment)
  • Debby Stegura, Council Member, Rolling Hills Estates (Presidential Appointment)
  • Denice Thomas, Planning/CD Director, Agoura Hills (Presidential Appointment)
  • Adam Lindgren, Principal, Meyers Nave (League Partner)*
  • Kevin McKusker, Manager of Community Affairs, California Water Service (League Partner)*
Meeting Agendas and Highlights

The Community Services Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:

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