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.





Become a Cal Cities Partner
Build Your Brand and Raise Your Profile Through the 2023 Cal Cities Partner Program

The Cal Cities Partner program is the gateway to local elected officials and the local government decision-making process in California.

Build Your Network

The program connects California’s businesses, nonprofit associations, labor communities, and other organizations with local government leaders from the state’s 482 cities.

This unique network provides vast opportunity for dialogue and participation with local governments and can provide the right venues to establish the contacts and conversations necessary to help organizations reach their goals.

Gain Recognition

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.

Learn More About the Partner Program

Webinar Series 
Cannabis and Economic Development Webinar
Jan. 12, 2023
PowerPoint Slides | Webinar Recording

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


Past Webinar Series
March 15, 2022 
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

March 3, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Curative explored how they develop local partnerships to transition from providing large-scale COVID-19 testing to vaccine distribution across California. The session highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships such as the one Curative has formed with the City of Riverside. 

Presenters: Haley Albert, Director of Growth, Curative; Agatha Bacelar, General Manager, Curative; Mark Annas, Emergency Services Administrator, City of Riverside; Brian Guzzetta, Captain, City of Riverside; Kaitlin Bilhartz, Marketing Communications Project Manager, City of Riverside

January 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Cal Cities Partner and Charter Communications presented a webinar that focused on how ISP’s and municipalities can partner to bring resources to communities, connectivity, adoption of services, and best practices in the permitting process to complete projects that will increase economic success for residents and businesses.

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

Speakers Bureau and Expert Session Registry

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.  

Partner Directory

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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Partner Briefings

Upcoming Partner Briefings
Thursday, March 23, 2023
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Cal Cities Speaker Series presents: Tani Cantil-Sakauye, President and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California and former Chief Justice of California

May 31, 2023 1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Tani Cantil-Sakauye is a trailblazer and leader of one of the state’s most respected think tanks, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). Before taking the helm as PPIC President and CEO, Cantil-Sakauye was the Chief Justice of California, the first person of color, the first Filipina American, and the second woman to serve in the role.

Join Cantil-Sakauye as she shares insights about leading California’s top court and her vision for PPIC, whose influential work guides many of the state’s policies. Cantil-Sakauye will also reflect on her experiences in leadership, and how her life in the courtroom continues to influence her work in shaping California public policy.

The conversation will be moderated by Cal Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman.

Register now! Registration is offered at no charge as a benefit for Cal Cities members and Cal Cities Partners. Please review Cal Cities’ event and meeting policies.

About the Speaker 

Tani Cantil-Sakauye is the President and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California. From 2011 to 2022, she served as the 28th Chief Justice of California and led the Judicial Council — the constitutional policy and rulemaking body of the judicial branch. She is the first person of color and the second woman to serve as the state’s Chief Justice. Before that, she served more than 20 years on California appellate and trial courts and was elevated to higher office by three governors. Earlier in her career she served as a deputy district attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and on the senior staff of Gov, George Deukmejian, first as deputy legal affairs secretary and later as a deputy legislative secretary. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor from the University of California, Davis.

About the Cal Cities Speaker Series

The Cal Cities Speaker Series features government leaders and policy experts sharing insights on big picture issues and trends that matter most to cities. Our speakers, like our cities, have diverse perspectives and Cal Cities is excited to provide meaningful dialogue that engages, enlightens, and inspires.

Registration must be completed by noon on May 30. This webinar is complimentary to Cal Cities members and Cal Cities Partners. Nonmember cities and other government entities will be charged $150. Please note that registration is limited to 1,000 people.

For questions about webinar registration, please contact Megan Dunn. For all other questions, please contact Christina George.



Contact Staff

Egan, Mike
Mike Egan
Manager, Sponsorship and Corporate Development
(916) 658-8271

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