President's Message
My fellow members, 
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As we have done for the past 49 years, members of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) traveled to Sacramento in January for the State Legislative Orientation Tour (SLOT). While at the State Capitol, we met with elected leaders from around the State to talk with them about our mission for "Collaborative Governance."

My hat is off to South Gate Mayor Jorge Morales. As Chair of the CCCA Legislative Committee, he worked hard to deliver an eventful and productive trip for all in attendance. If you could not attend, know that the voice of Contract Cities was heard loud and clear by our legislative leaders. To view images from the trip, click here. To read more about the trip, click here

Looking forward, I invite you all to attend the February Board of Directors meeting held in the vibrant City of West Hollywood.

It seems that when you take on a leadership role, before you know it, it is time to plan for handing over the gavel. In April, we will be electing our Board of Directors for the next term. Those individuals will take the helm at the May Annual Seminar in Indian Wells. The nominating committee is forming and will put forth a talented slate of leaders for the next term. Ensure your voice is heard throughout the process and attend the April Board of Directors Meeting in Pico Rivera to cast your vote for your next Board of Directors.

As always, I thank you for your membership and participation in CCCA. Without the dedication of our members, this organization would not be where it is today.

See you in WEHO!

Gustavo Camacho
California Contract Cities Association 
Upcoming Events
February Board of Directors Meeting 
February 17, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Hollywood Library
Hosted by: City of West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Library and the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control

Save the Date:
Annual Municipal Seminar
May 12 - 15, 2016 Renaissance Hotel and Spa
3rd Annual Past Presidents Luncheon
On February 19th, the California Contract Cities Association will honor the contributions and accomplishments of past presidents of the organization. Former presidents and a guest are invited to a luncheon celebrating their service. For more information about this event, contact Cristina Shore at 562.622.5533 or  
USC Sol Price Executive Leaders Seminar
USC Logo The University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy Executive Education Forum for Local Leaders will take place again this spring. 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.
Associate Members




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Board Member Highlight
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Mitch Englander
Los Angeles

Mitchell Englander was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended valley public schools and has dedicated his life to public service and to making the Valley a safer and better place to live, work, and raise a family. 

He was elected to serve as Los Angeles City Councilmember for the Twelfth District on March 8, 2011, to serve the communities of Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, North Hills, Reseda, Sherwood Forest and West Hills. In July 2013, he was unanimously voted by his peers to serve as President Pro Tempore of the City Council. He serves as Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and is a member of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, and the Executive Employee Relations Committee. He was re-elected in 2015 with 100% of the vote. 

Mitch's top priority is public safety, and is committed to re-focusing the City on its core services, including public safety, infrastructure and planning. He is also an active LAPD Reserve Officer at Devonshire Division. 

Mitch is a dedicated family man, and lives in Granada Hills with his wife Jayne and their daughters Lindsey and Lauren and their three dogs. One of his proudest achievements was being named Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Council 2006.
Associate Member Highlight

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When appropriate insurance coverage became unobtainable in the 1970s, a group of 33 progressive cities joined together to form the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority. The California JPIA was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing liability protection for its members from losses and lawsuits. Today, the California JPIA is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with nearly 120 participating members.

The members take an active role in determining the programs and services that will be provided by the Authority. Council members, city managers, finance officers, and risk managers all participate in directing the progression of the organization toward a properly maintained and risk-free environment. Together, they ensure the ongoing efficiency of member services by establishing positive relations and educational awareness.

The California JPIA works with the members to reduce the frequency and severity of claims. Through risk analysis and continued education, the California JPIA helps its members identify exposures and prevent losses. Each member agency is assigned a professional Risk Manager to serve its specific needs and to help the agency determine its risk management strategy.