California Contract Cities Association’s (CCCA) Annual Municipal Seminar culminated with the installation of a new president, officers and executive board in Indian Wells on May 20, 2023.
Beverly Hills Mayor Dr. Julian Gold was sworn in as CCCA’s 2023-2024 President during the annual gathering of nearly 500 local elected officials and city leaders. Norwalk Councilmember Jennifer Perez and Paramount Councilmember Brenda Olmos were sworn in as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer respectively.
Also announced was CCCA’s 2023-2024 Executive Board who are tasked with leading the organization for the next year. Lakewood Councilmember Jeff Wood concluded his year as President and will serve on CCCA’s Executive Board as its Immediate Past President.
During his first remarks, President Gold outlined his goals for the upcoming year. “We will continue to collaborate and come together for the betterment of all our member cities,” he stated.
President Gold is the second CCCA president from a non-traditional Contract City. Executive Director Marcel Rodarte commented, “This is an important step as our association continues to grow and make headway in advocating for our cities.” Rodarte continued, “President Gold’s presidency will help us continue to redefine what it means to be a contract city. Every city contracts for services so every city is a Contract City.”
CCCA represents 80 cities throughout Southern California. For more than 66 years, CCCA’s mission has been to advance the benefits of the contracting model and strengthen local control. With collaborative governance as a focal point, CCCA has advanced its mission through education, advocacy, networking and access to protect and enhance the quality of life for nearly 8 million residents.