Cal Cities seeking proposals for the City Leaders Summit

Dec 6, 2023

The League of California Cities is seeking proposals for the City Leaders Summit. Taking place April 17-19 in Sacramento, the City Leaders Summit allows city officials to influence state policy decisions and gain top-notch leadership skills.

During the event, city leaders will spend a full day meeting with legislators to discuss the most pertinent issues affecting their cities. The summit also includes two days of in-depth educational sessions on local solutions to statewide problems.

Cal Cities is looking for thorough, thoughtful, and complete proposals that tell how your session can help elected city officials improve their communities, leadership abilities, and policy knowledge. Submissions from any individual, group, business, or organization on any topic are welcome.

The summit offers panel discussions, speed sessions, facilitated discussions, and opportunities for keynote speakers. Sessions may not include sales, commercialism, or product promotion of any kind. Proposals must be submitted online through the session proposal form by Monday, Jan. 8.

Members have indicated an interest in a range of topics, including:

  • Ways to prevent and reduce homelessness.
  • Public safety, including reducing gun violence and illicit fentanyl.
  • Emergency preparedness; natural and environmental disasters.
  • Climate action.
  • Mental health resources.
  • Water issues.
  • Cannabis dispensaries.
  • Receiving funding or grants for infrastructure projects.
  • CEQA and local control.
  • Community engagement.
  • City finances.
  • Other emerging issues and cutting-edge solutions for the top challenges facing cities.

Member-driven and member-led programming is a cornerstone of Cal Cities’ educational activities. More than 95% of all programming comes directly from Cal Cities’ open calls for proposals. For more information contact Associate Manager, Event Program, Kayla Boutros.