Cal Cities Partners
Through its Cal Cities Partner program, the League of California Cities provides an opportunity for outside organizations to support the work of cities while engaging in educational activities, policymaking, conferences, regional meetings, and networking events throughout the year. Cal Cities Partners represent many industries and bring a unique perspective to city officials. Whether they are participating in regional division meetings, Cal Cities Policy Committees, or through various online or in-person educational forums, Cal Cities Partners bring a valued voice to conversations around city issues.
Cal Cities Partners gain wide recognition throughout the year at numerous events and conferences that draw thousands of city officials, as well as in publications such as Western City magazine and Cal Cities' website.
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California voters continue to signal their strong approval for licensed cannabis business operations in their communities. This past election, voters across the state approved 23 of the 27 local cannabis revenue related ballot measures put before them. With 91% of Americans approving of cannabis legalization in some form, it should be no surprise that many California cities want both the economic development and tax revenues that come with licensed cannabis businesses.
Join us for a discussion on the benefits and best practices of opening your city up to licensed cannabis and resources that can help make it happen. Culture Cannabis Club’s Devon Julian and Barigye McCoy will be joined by preeminent local government and cannabis lobbyist (and former Cal Cities staffer) Amy O’Gorman Jenkins, to talk about how local governments are spurring new economic development and building their tax base with licensed cannabis. Amy will also brief participants on available state grant funding opportunities and highlight legislation being considered for the year ahead.
Bismarck Obando, Director of Public Affairs, League of California Cities
Mike Egan, Senior Manager, Sponsorship and Corporate Development, League of California Cities
Devon Julian, Chief Executive Officer, Culture Cannabis Club
Barigye McCoy, Chief of Communication, Culture Cannabis Club
Amy O'Gorman-Jenkins, President, Precision Advocacy
Chris Rogers, Councilmember, City of Santa Rosa
PowerPoint Slides | Webinar Recording
Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready Program has launched! By offering significant financial incentives and technical support, SCE’s Charge Ready program helps local governments, businesses, and property owners deploy the necessary infrastructure and equipment to support EV charging stations at their property. Attend this session to hear directly from SCE experts and learn how your community can apply to the program and get EV chargers on their property safely, quickly and at reduced cost.
Presenters: Naveed H. Ahmad, Sr. Advisor, eMobility, Southern California Edison; Dana Robertson, Advisor, eMobility, Southern California Edison
Presenters: Keri Askew Bailey, Group Vice President, Charter Communications; Antonia Castro-Graham, Deputy City Manager, City of Fullerton; Sunne McPeak, Presiden, and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund; Michael Santorelli, Director at Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York School of Law
The Cal Cities Partner program is developing a list of Partner-led educational sessions that can be drawn from throughout the year to provide educational sessions for conferences, regional division meetings, or webinars. The ability to submit a session is restricted to Cal Cities Partner members and is a direct benefit of participation in the program. Partners should submit session concepts and potential presenters via our online submission tool.
Cal Cities Partners represent many industries and bring a unique perspective to city officials. One of the program’s many benefits is enrollment in a searchable online service directory.
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Helen Putnam Awards
The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program recognizes and promotes the outstanding efforts and innovative solutions made by city governments each year. Learn about the Helen Putnam Awards.
Cities for Workforce Health
The Cities for Workforce Health helps support cities develop and foster employee wellness programs. Along with Kaiser Permanente, and Keenan & Associates, Cal Cities Partners work to provide educational content, one-on-one consultation, and financial support to cities at a variety of levels. Learn about Cities for Workforce Health.