The Desert Mountain Division includes cities in Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, and San Bernardino counties, and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy.  


Division Cities
  • Adelanto
  • Apple Valley
  • Barstow
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Bishop
  • California City
  • Hesperia
  • Lancaster
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Needles
  • Palmdale
  • Ridgecrest
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Victorville
  • Yucca Valley
Division Officers/ Members
The division is guided by an executive committee under the leadership of a division president. Elected city officials and professional city staff attend division meetings throughout the year to share what they are doing and advocate for their interests in Sacramento. Division members also participate in the development of Cal Cities policy through representation on:

  • The Cal Cities Board of Directors;
  • Policy committees;
  • The Annual Conference Resolution committee; and
  • The Annual Conference Program committee.

Division Officers

President - Randall Putz, Council Member, City Big Bear Lake
Vice President - Jim Ellis, Council Member, City of Bishop
Board Director - Steve Hofbauer, Mayor, City of Palmdale
Past President - Scott Nassif, Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Apple Valley
Secretary - Erica Stephenson, City Clerk, City Big Bear Lake
Contact Your Lawmaker
State Capitol, Room 305
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4016

Senator Scott Wilk (District 21)
State Capitol, Room 4090
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4021
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2005

Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2933

Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2036

Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2042

Division Meetings/ Events


Upcoming Division Meetings

Friday, February 18
Town of Apple Valley

Friday, April 22
City of Hesperia

Friday, June 17
Mammoth Lakes

Friday, August 19
Big Bear Lake

Wednesday, September 7 
Annual Conference

Friday, November 18
Chimbole Awards 
Twentynine Palms

Upcoming Events

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Contact Staff

Morales, Laura
Laura Morales
Regional Public Affairs Manager, Inland Empire and Desert Mountain Divisions
(909) 275-4110

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