Worried about the 2024 election? Our city clerks seminar has your city covered

Sep 27, 2023

From overseeing public records to election administration, city clerks form and protect the bedrock of the democratic process. But what was once a routine, unassuming job has become anything but for many city clerks.

The City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar — scheduled for Dec. 13-15 in San Diego — equips city clerks with the tools needed to respond to emerging challenges and conduct routine business. The seminar provides numerous opportunities to learn from other colleagues and policy experts, as well as form invaluable support networks.

This year’s seminar will cover a range of topics, including the Brown Act, council member onboarding, new election laws, and how to respond to internal election interference and other sensitive issues. There will also be beginner- and advanced-level sessions on the Political Reform Act and city clerks’ roles as election officials. More information is available in the “schedule at a glance” section of the seminar webpage.    

Registration and hotel information 

Registration for the full seminar starts at $550 for city officials from any Cal Cities member city. Seminar registration includes admission to all educational sessions, the Wednesday evening reception, Thursday breakfast and lunch, Friday breakfast, and access to all program materials. The deadline to register is Dec. 6. Afterward, officials must register on-site if space is available.  

This year, the City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar will be at the San Diego Mission Bay Hotel. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate for seminar attendees. The deadline to reserve a discounted hotel room is Nov. 21. Discounted rooms often sell out before the deadline, so register early!

For more information, visit the City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar webpage. For registration questions, please contact Conference Registrar Megan Dunn. If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please email Amy Wade. For all other questions, please contact Kayla Boutros.