Cal Cities seeking proposals for new advocacy and education event, City Leaders Summit

Jan 5, 2022

Taking place May 11-13 in Sacramento, the City Leaders Summit is a reimagined event that combines components of the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum with Legislative Action Day. The new event offers opportunities for city leaders to meet with legislators and discuss the most pertinent issues affecting their cities, as well as in-depth sessions and peer-to-peer discussions on leadership and the emerging issues facing cities.

Cal Cities is seeking thorough, thoughtful, and complete proposals that tell how your session can help elected city officials improve their communities, leadership abilities, and knowledge within their roles. Submissions from any individual, group, business, or organization on any topic are welcome. Proposals must be submitted online through the session proposal form by Monday, Jan. 31.

This summit offers panel discussions, speed sessions, facilitated discussions, and opportunities for keynote speakers. Sessions may not include sales, commercialism, or product promotion of any kind. Topics to consider include:

  • Emerging issues and cutting-edge solutions for challenges that California cities face
  • Leadership skills, relationship management, and personal development
  • City finances
  • Affordable housing
  • Homelessness
  • Emergency response and preparedness
  • Technology
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Workplace culture
  • COVID-19 related changes

Member-driven and member-led programming is a cornerstone of Cal Cities’ educational activities. More than 95% of all programming comes directly from our open calls for proposals. For more information contact Education and Events Manager Christina George.