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

Randall Putz Council Member, City Big Bear Lake
(909) 744-4073

Vice President
Jim Ellis, Council Member, City of Bishop
(760) 258-6809

Board Director
Steve Hofbauer, Mayor, City of Palmdale
(661) 609-7456

Past President
Scott Nassif, Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Apple Valley
(760) 617-0941

Erica Stephenson, City Clerk, City Big Bear Lake
(909) 866-5831, Ext 120
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, August 20, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 
Annual Conference, Joint Division Meeting 

Friday, November 19, 2021
Organizational Meeting/Chimbole Public Service Award Dinner

Upcoming Events

View All >

Contact Staff

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

Cal Cities provides up-to-date information about the legislative process, lobbying, and which bills are scheduled for hearings. Hone your advocacy skills by diving into our Advocacy Tools

Search state lawmaker contact information by legislative body, political party, and constituent address. Find your legislator.