President's Message
My fellow members, 
Gustavo Image
I am pleased to announce that on April 6th, the Executive Board of the California Contract Cities Association approved a contract with a new Executive Director for the organization. Marcel Rodarte of Norwalk will shadow Sam Olivito for the next two months and take over management and operations of the Association on July 1, 2016.

Marcel is currently a member of the Norwalk City Council and will resign from that position effective June 30, 2016. He is a veteran, having served 21 years in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He holds a Master's degree from USC in Leadership, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and an Associate's degree in Electronics and Logistics.

Prior to coming on with Contract Cities, Marcel has been working for the Department of Homeland Security as a Mission Support Supervisor.

I believe Marcel possesses the drive as well as the firsthand knowledge of government needed to fill the shoes of Sam Olivito and take the organization to its next chapter. Sam leaves a great legacy and I have no doubt we have chosen his successor wisely.

April BOD Event and Election
On April 20th of this month, the Board of Directors will meet in my City, at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, for the annual election of officers. The membership will vote on a slate of officers for 2016-2017. In accordance with the Contract Cities bylaws, a quorum must be present to conduct a vote. Please make sure you register for this event here.

2016-2017 Slate of Officers
President Lou La Monte, Malibu
Vice President Michael Davitt, La Canada Flintridge
Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Armenta, Rosemead
Director-at-Large Jorge Morales, South Gate
Director-at-Large Mark Waronek, Lomita

This will be my last Board of Directors' meeting as President; it is a tradition that the outgoing President selects a charity for members to support. I have chosen The Whole Child, an organization that provides housing services for homeless families. I greatly appreciate your support of this organization.

It has been an honor to serve you over the past year and I look forward to an exciting future for the California Contract Cities Association.


Gustavo Camacho
California Contract Cities Association 
Upcoming Events
April Board of Directors' Meeting
Pico Rivera Sports Arena

57th Annual Municipal Seminar
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa 
57th Annual Municipal Seminar
SCAG Annual Conference 
The 51st Annual Regional Conference and General Assembly will be held at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta May 5-6, 2016. This year's conference will focus on the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. Click here for more information. 
USC Sol Price Executive Education Program
The University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy Executive Education Forum for Local Leaders will take place again April 29th and 30th. Those interested in the program should submit an application here. This program focuses on building capacity for leaders. For more information on the program, click here
Images from March BOD Meeting
Our March Board of Directors' meeting was a great success! Thank you to NBC Universal for hosting us. Click here to view images from the event. 

Associate Members




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Associate Member Highlight
Coca-Cola is a proud partner of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA). 

Like CCCA, Coca-Cola believes in strengthening local communities. For 130 years Coca-Cola has not only refreshed the world with its beverages, but also made a positive difference in the lives of the people and communities they serve. Their efforts focus on education, women's economic empowerment, water stewardship and wellness. 

As the world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola offers more than 3,500 beverages globally - with more than 750 options in the U.S. alone. Their portfolio features a wide range of regular, low- and no-calorie beverages including sparkling soft drinks, juices and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, waters, teas, coffees and more. 

Coca-Cola is a local business on a global scale. The Company is a source of employment and livelihood for people all over the world. In California alone, the Company has more than 7,000 associates and nearly 50 facilities. Coca-Cola products are made and sold locally. This helps the Company create jobs in local communities and also drive job growth for customers and suppliers. 

To learn more about Coca-Cola and their efforts visit