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 - Jessica Blair, Communications Director/City Clerk, Half Moon Bay 
First Vice President - Ashton Arocho, City Clerk, Westminster 
Second Vice President - Mitzi Ortiz, Director of Government Services, Aliso Viejo
Department Director* - Randi Johl, City Clerk/Legislative Director, Temecula 

Past President - Marc Donohue, City Clerk/Communications Director, Eastvale 

*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 – Cassandra Candini-Tilton, Director of Legislative Services/City Clerk, Manteca         
  • Environmental Quality – Rosa Govea Acosta, City Clerk, South San Francisco
  • Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations – Mitzi Ortiz, Director of Government Services, Aliso Viejo
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development – Adria Jimenez, Director of Government and Community Relations/City Clerk, Buena Park  
  • Public Safety  Michael MacDonald, City Clerk, San Buenaventura   
  • Revenue and Taxation  Marc A. Donohue, City Clerk/Communications Director, Eastvale
  • Transportation, Communications, and Public Works  Vida Barone, City Clerk/Treasurer, Cerritos

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

Upcoming Events


October 16-18, 2024
Annual Conference and Expo


December 11-13, 2024
City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar

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Contact Staff

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

Isaac Black
Administrative Associate, Member Services

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