President's Message
My fellow members, 
Gustavo Image

As we get closer to the April Board of Directors Meeting where the annual election of officers will take place, I would like to remind you how critical your attendance is at our upcoming meetings.

This month's Board of Directors event will be held in Studio City and is hosted by NBC Universal Studios. The dinner meeting is free of charge and a backlot studio tour will take place at 5:00 PM. This event can only accommodate 120 people, so RSVP early. You must pre-register for this event, as the tour requires photo ID. Click here for more information.

Next month, we will meet again for the annual election of officers, to be installed at the 57th Annual Municipal Seminar in May. This election will take place on April 20, 2016 in my hometown of Pico Rivera. The Nominating Committee is working diligently to prepare a slate of nominees to present to the Board of Directors at the March meeting; at that point nominations will be closed. That slate will then be presented to membership in April for a vote. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the April meeting.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee. Ensure your voice is heard as we move forward with the selection of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

I look forward to seeing all of you this month in Studio City and next month, welcoming you to my City.


Gustavo Camacho
California Contract Cities Association 
Upcoming Events
March Board of Directors Meeting
NBC Universal Lot, Studio City

March 24, 2016 @12:00 PM
CCCA City Managers Steering Committee
Monterey Hill Restaurant

April Board of Directors Meeting
Pico Rivera  

57th Annual Municipal Seminar
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa 
Thank You West Hollywood 
We had a wonderful event in West Hollywood in February. The West Hollywood Library provided the perfect backdrop for our monthly Board of Directors meeting, and the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los Angeles County brought some adorable furry friends to visit. Click the image below to view photos from this event.
Associate Members




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Board Member Highlight

Ana Maria Quintana
City of Bell

Councilmember Ana Maria Quintana is a proud product of the Southeast community. She attended local public schools including Elizabeth Street Elementary School, Nimitz Junior High and Bell Senior High School before going on to pursue a Bachelor's Degree at Yale University, a Master's Degree from the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and legal studies from Columbia Law School. 

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants from Durango, Ana Maria values her parents' lifelong commitment to provide her family with a better life. Although her father has since passed, it is a direct result of both her parents' tireless sacrifice that she has learned to give nothing less than her personal best. 

Ana Maria's professional experience working with families has shaped her understanding of her community's needs. As a union organizer with the United Farm Workers (UFW), AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) she understands the importance of providing just wages for their labor. By working in education with LAUSD's Parent Community Services Branchand as a substitute teacher at both Bell High School and Southeast High School, she recognizes the critical role both parents and teachers play in a student's future success. 

After graduating from law school, Ana Maria participated in a litigation fellowship with the American Board of Trial Advocates. She then focused on real estate brokerage and development, having served as Legal Counsel and Director of Development for Maya Cinemas North America, Inc. Her specialization in development and acquisition has helped in reviewing and negotiating cost-effective contracts for the City of Bell. 

Ana Maria opted to run for Bell City Council in 2010 to reform and bring transparency to Bell City Hall with the ultimate goal of creating good government. With the aid of friends, family and the Bell community, she was successfully elected to office in 2011. She was re-elected to the Council in 2013 for a four-year term. 

Since then, Ana Maria has set out to make a difference in her community by using both her technical skills and professional experience to examine the City's public service contracts and help address the pending litigation the City currently faces. 

During her term she has been an ardent advocate for education by organizing community meetings on Charter Reform and Immigration. She has led efforts to save Adult Education in the Southeast and has promoted transparent government by hosting live City Council meetings on her website. She has proposed the creation of citizens' committees for the I-710 project and review of the City Charter. Lastly, she is currently encouraging civic engagement amongst Bell youth and community by bringing the Girl Scouts and other civic organizations like the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club to the City of Bell. 

Councilmember Quintana is Vice-Chair for the League of Cities' Employee Relations Policy Committee and is a member of the I-710 Project Committee, Southern CA Edison Government Advisory Board, Council of Gateway Cities and Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). She is also a member of NALEO and serves as Treasurer of the Yale Latino Alumni Association.