Each year the City Clerks Department elects officers to oversee the work of the department, represent the department on the Cal Cities Board of Directors and other Cal Cities committees. The city clerks' officers meet to discuss issues of concern to the department and to plan upcoming conferences.

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Department Officers
President - Marc Donohue, City Clerk/Communications Director, Eastvale 
First Vice President - Jessica Blair, Communications Director/City Clerk, Half Moon Bay
Second Vice President - Ashton Arocho, City Clerk, Westminster
Department Director* - Randi Johl, City Clerk/Legislative Director, Temecula
Recording Secretary - Debra Black, City Clerk, San Dimas

Past President - Melissa Thurman, Town Clerk, Town of Portola Valley

*Department Director serves for a two-year term.

Policy Committee Representatives

Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of Cal Cities' standing seven policy committees that can provide technical information to the committee as a whole to ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues.

  • Community Services - Cassabdra Candini-Tilton, Director of Legislative Services and City Clerk, Manteca
  • Environmental Quality – Teresa Vargas, Government Services Director and City Clerk, Lathrop
  • Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations - Randi Johl, City Clerk/Legislative Director, Temecula
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development – Holly Charléty, City Clerk, El Cerrito
  • Public Safety – Kendall Rose, City Clerk, Petaluma
  • Revenue and Taxation – Marc Donohue, City Clerk and Communications Director, Eastvale
  • Transportation, Communication, and Public Works – Debra Black, City Clerk, San Dimas

For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.

Upcoming Events


September 20-22, 2023
Annual Conference and Expo


December 13-15, 2023
City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar

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Contact Staff

McKelvey, Meghan
Meghan McKelvey
Department and Member Services Manager
(916) 658-8253

Isaac Black
Administrative Associate, Member Services

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