Lobby lawmakers and gain policy insights at the City Leaders Summit

Feb 15, 2023

The City Leaders Summit is open for registration through April 5. The Summit includes a full day of in-person advocacy with legislators on Wednesday.

The League of California Cities' biggest advocacy event — the City Leaders Summit — returns to the state Capitol, from April 12-14. The event is an opportunity for city officials to meet with state lawmakers and advocate for cities’ top priorities, as well as participate in peer-to-peer discussions and in-depth educational sessions.

Prime advocacy and education opportunities for city leaders

The City Leaders Summit begins on April 12 with a full day of legislative lobbying. Cal Cities’ legislative team will kick off the summit with updates on the most important actions to advocate when meeting with lawmakers. City leaders can also attend legislative-focused education sessions in between legislative meetings and an evening reception hosted by Cal Cities Partners.  

Thursday and Friday’s educational sessions will cover need-to-know information on topics such as the Surplus Land Act, the future of Project Homekey, inclusionary housing, short-term rentals, organized retail crime, emergency medical services, arts funding, and leadership. Each day also features an impressive keynote speaker.

Additional information is available in the “schedule at a glance” section of the City Leaders Summit webpage.

Registration and hotel information 

Registration for all three days starts at $625 for city officials from any Cal Cities member city. Summit registration includes admission to all educational sessions, the Wednesday reception, Thursday breakfast and lunch, Friday breakfast, and access to all program materials. The deadline to register is April 5, after which officials must register on-site. 

The City Leaders Summit will be held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Sacramento across from the Capitol. The SAFE Credit Union Convention Center is just 15 minutes away from Sacramento International Airport. 

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento at a reduced rate for conference attendees that register before March 21. Discounted hotel rooms often sell out early, so advance registration is encouraged.

For more information, visit the City Leaders Summit webpage. For questions about registration, please contact Conference Registrar Megan Dunn. For all other questions, please contact Associate Manager, Event Program, Kayla Boutros.