City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar features sessions on election fundamentals, crisis communications, and more

Nov 10, 2021

The deadline to secure the discounted hotel rate is Thursday, Nov. 16. Registration is $500 for elected or career city officials from any Cal Cities member city.

The League of California Cities has returned to in-person events after more than a year of virtual learning and meetings! Scheduled for Dec. 8-10 in Universal City, the City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar features educational sessions on current, relevant topics for city clerks, along with ample opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing.

This year’s sessions cover a broad range of fundamental topics, such as how to handle public records requests or the basics of forming an inclusive and diverse commission. There are plenty of sessions for the most seasoned city clerk too! Learn about new election laws, how to communicate with the public during a crisis, strategies for handling an unexpected city council vacancy, and more.

The 2021 Seminar concludes with Keynote Speaker Aniyia Williams, a principal on the Responsible Technology team at Omidyar Network, founder of Black & Brown Founders, Zebras Unite, and other startups. Williams — whose work focuses on technology, identity, leadership, and ethics — will discuss how to lead during ongoing crises.

Although COVID-19 cases are declining and vaccination rates are increasing, the pandemic is not over. Our number one priority will continue to be the health and safety of participants. Important health and safety information for attendees will be available in advance for seminar attendees and speakers.

Registration and hotel information

Registration for the full City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar is $500 for elected or career city officials from any Cal Cities member city. Registration includes access to all electronic program materials, admission to all educational sessions, Wednesday’s lunch and evening networking reception, Thursday’s lunch, and Friday’s breakfast. Registration is also available for nonmember cities, companies, consultants, League Partners, and others at an additional cost. The deadline to register online is Thursday, November 16; afterward, attendees must register on-site.

The Seminar will be held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive in Universal City. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate for attendees. To receive the hotel discount rate, register for the seminar before Nov. 16. You will then receive a confirmation email directing you to the group housing reservations page after completing registration. The group rate (per night) is $199 for a single or double occupancy room, plus taxes and fees.

Sheraton Universal Hotel is located five miles from the Hollywood Burbank Airport and is near the Universal City metro stop. Hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, so register early!

For more information, visit the City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar event webpage. Please direct all questions or comments to Megan Dunn.