Women's Caucus

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The League of California Cities Women’s Caucus is a nonpartisan and multicultural organization of local public officials who are dedicated to advancing and empowering women as leaders and advocating for issues that improve the well-being of women and our constituents throughout the state. 

We are dedicated to building stronger communities throughout California by supporting our members to lead more effectively and succeed on every level. To learn more, visit the Women's Caucus website

 

Mission, Goals, and Activities

The Women’s Caucus is a nonpartisan and multicultural organization of local public officials who are dedicated to advancing and empowering women as leaders and advocating for issues that improve the well-being of women and our constituents throughout the state. To that end, the Caucus has established the following goals: 

  • Offer, as an overarching objective, support and value to our members
  • Provide educational and leadership development opportunities
  • Foster sustainable partnerships and collaborative opportunities to accomplish common goals
  • Provide mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Support targeted policies that benefit women
  • Maintain and increase fundraising to sustain Caucus activities 

Caucus Leadership
  • President - Ellen Kamei, Mayor, Mountain View
  • First Vice President - Rachelle Arizmendi - Mayor, Sierra Madre
  • Second Vice President - Priya Bhat-Patel, Council Member, Carlsbad
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Allison Cormack, Council Member, Palo Alto
  • Immediate Past President - Beatriz Dieringer, Mayor, Rolling Hills
  • Board Member - Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor, Grass Valley  
  • Board Member - Elizabeth Alcantar, Vice Mayor, Cudahy
  • Board Member - Cheryl Viegas-Walker, Mayor, El Centro
  • Board Member - Quirina Orozco, Council Member, West Sacramento
    Education and Events
    Visit the Women's Caucus website for a list of upcoming events, as well as training and scholarship opportunities. Women's Caucus events are also highlighted in the Cal Cities Advocate.
    How to Join

    To join our movement, please either submit membership dues via the online portal or fill out the membership form and send it with membership dues to:

    League of California Cities - Women's Caucus 
    1400 K Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95814 

    Contact

    Annie V. Lam
    Executive Director
    Women's Caucus

    For general inquiries, please contact Yee Xiong