Register now for the 2024 Mayors and Council Members Academy

Oct 25, 2023

The 2024 Mayors and Council Members Academy is in Monterey, Jan. 24-26

Serving on a city council often feels like drinking from a fire hose. What can a city attorney do? Just what does CEQA stand for? What qualifies as a Brown Act meeting? For new council members especially, there is no clear job description and the rules for elected officials can be confusing.

Whether you’re new to council or you’ve been serving your community for years, the Mayors and Council Members Academy is here to help. Taking place Jan. 24-26, in Monterey, the academy covers the legal, financial, and practical fundamentals of being an elected city official.

Attendees will also have opportunities to foster relationships with peers and get an update on key legislative issues or the League of California Cities’ member services. Sessions will cover a range of topics, including legal powers and obligations, land use planning, financial responsibilities, key city issues, and more. 

The deadline to register is Jan. 15. After the deadline, officials must register on-site if space is available.

Registration and hotel information

Registration for the New Mayors and Council Members Academy starts at $675 for city officials from any Cal Cities member city. Registration includes admission to all educational sessions, Wednesday lunch, Thursday breakfast and lunch, Friday breakfast, the networking reception, and access to all program materials.

This year, the academy will be held at the Monterey Marriott. The deadline to reserve a discounted hotel room at the Monterey Marriott is Jan. 3. Discounted rooms often sell out before the deadline, so register early!

To learn more, visit the Mayors and Council Members Academy event page. For registration questions, please contact Conference Registrar Megan Dunn. Please direct all other questions to Associate Manager, Event Program, Kayla Boutros.