Save the Date - MMCA Series - August 20-22, 2014
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Deadline Approaching for CCAC Annual Conference Scholarships
This year’s Annual Conference will be held April 23-25, 2014, in Pasadena and will be upon us before we know it. Below is the CCAC Annual Conference Scholarship Application form. The scholarship includes registration, hotel for two nights, and up to $200 for transportation.
If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for the conference, please complete the form and email to Shirley Concolino, City Clerk, City of Sacramento at: sconcolino(at)cityofsacramento.org Three scholarships will be awarded, one to a member in each division.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2014. I will review, select, and announce by April 3, 2014. If you have questions please call me at (916) 808-5442.
2014 Annual Conference Scholarship Application
Please Participate - California Organization Study Survey
In an effort to make improvements to the way the City Clerks Association of California provides benefit to our members, we have hired outside consultants to take a look at our overall operations and services. As part of the process this survey was developed to help us better understand our membership, the areas we are best serving you, and to help us identify areas for improvement. Your participation is key to making this effort a success! We would appreciate your honest and open feedback in this survey. Results will stay anonymous should you choose. The deadline to respond is Friday, March 14, 2014. Thank you for your input!
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact:
Colleen Nicol (cnicol(at)riversideca.gov),
Joann Tilton (jtilton(at)ci.manteca.ca.us), or
Shirley Concolino (sconcolino(at)cityofsacramento.org).
Click Here to take survey
2014 CCAC Annual Conference Registration OPEN!
READ ME - Conference Flyer
Wednesday Night All Conference Event Flyer
Welcome to the 41st Annual City Clerks Association of California conference in Pasadena. This year the conference theme is “Unity”. We have been working for the past three years to ensure the sustainability of CCAC into the future. CCAC is one organization with three sub-divisions and it is imperative for the future that we are united. Unity means we support our organization, we support our fellow Clerks through the networks we build, the educational sessions we provide, the scholarships awarded, and, most importantly, our personal and professional relationships with each other. By extending a hand to one Clerk we extend a hand to all Clerks.
This year’s conference will not only keep our skills current, it will provide us the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. As always, the Committee has worked very hard to make this conference very informative and enjoyable by obtaining dynamic presenters, our ever helpful vendors, and some surprises too.
See you soon in the City of Roses!
Nanci C. O. Lima, MMC
Click on the links below to access the program information for the conference and pre-conference:
Register for the 2014 Annual Conference
Annual Conference Sessions
CCAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - REGISTRATION FEES:
Advanced Academy fee = $200 (includes lunch)
Athenian Dialogue fee = $150 (includes lunch)
Annual Conference fee for CCAC members =
$395 Early Bird special if received by 3/28/14.
Annual Conference fee for non-members = $495
Conference registration includes all sessions and materials, 2 continental breakfasts, 1 hot breakfast, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday and one ticket to the Thursday night annual President's banquet.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Wednesday night all conference event = $65 per ticket and extra tickets to the Thursday Night Annual Banquet = $65 per ticket. Pat Hammers Memorial 1-Mile Walk/Run for Clerk Scholarships = $25
HOTEL REGISTRATION:The special group rate is $139 per night, plus applicable taxes. Reservation deadline for the group rate is April 1, 2014.
CREDITS: Those completing the entire conference will tentatively receive 4 Experience-Continuing Education points toward certification. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification credit.
Exhibitor Registration Open for CCAC Annual Conference
Here's your opportunity to share your product or service with over 300 members of the City Clerk's Association of California at one venue. Join us at the 2014 Annual Conference in Pasadena. Space is limited. Exhibitor registration deadline is March 28, 2014.
Exhibitor Registration Packet
Registration for TTC (Series 300) Now OPEN!
TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR CLERKS (TTC) - SERIES 300
MARCH 11-14, 2014
University of Riverside Extension Campus
$1,500 for CCAC Members
15 CMC Education Points
Contact: Maureen Kane, (951) 789-8319
TTC Series 300 Brochure 2014 TTC Registration Form
CCAC Offers Alternative Scholarship Program
Start off 2014 by saving some $$ where you benefit from CCAC’s offer to apply for additional scholarships available for members to attend a CCAC Nuts & Bolts session, MMC (one day) Academy session, participate in an IIMC Online Learning Institute Course, or attend the New Law and Elections Seminar.
Don’t wait or it may be too late…the deadline ends on May 1, 2014, where 16 each of $300 scholarships will be awarded not later than June 1, 2014, to be used during the following period (July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.)
Here’s what you do, complete the application (see below) and forward it for processing to Dawn G. Abrahamson, CCAC Professional Development Director, c/o City of Vallejo City Clerk’s Office, 555 Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor, Vallejo, CA 94590 or email to: dabrahamson(at)ci.vallejo.ca.us
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Elaina Cano, Chair of the Alternative Scholarship Program at ecano(at)pismobeach.org
Region IX Newsletter
Please see the latest newsletter from Joann, Alice, and Colleen with all the latest from IIMC! Give us a call anytime...we love hearing from you!
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Committee Members Needed
Have you ever thought about getting more involved in the City Clerk's Association of California (CCAC) by serving on a committee at the State or Division level, but were unsure of where to start? The CCAC Board has created an interest card especially for you.
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CCAC Members Are Spooktacular!
This past Halloween, a challenge was extended to the membership to share photos of their costumes at work. Many of you donned apparel and forwarded photos to prove it! Thank you for your PARTICIPATION! The creativity and TEAM SPIRIT were fabulous! Unfortunately, we were not able to post to the Official Word (the size of the images were too large), but below you will find a few photo collages of what was submitted. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 'Til next year...
CCAC Halloween - Part I
CCAC Halloween - Part II
CCAC Halloween - Part III
Working with your City Clerk
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions
City Clerks Handbook Order Form
The 2012 City Clerk’s Handbook is available for purchase on CD. Get your copy today!
City Clerk Elevator Speech
During Goal Setting, the CCAC Board created a committee tasked with promoting the City Clerk profession. One of their ideas was to create an elevator speech / business card to be used by all of us as a tool for defining our role when asked “What is a City Clerk?”
"The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions."
The elevator speech / business card was unveiled at the Annual Conference in Ventura. Those who attended were able to pick up preprinted cards. For those of you who did not attend, or who would like to modify the card, it is available below for your use. Feel free to customize the card in a way that best represents you and help us in promoting our profession.
Have an Idea? Submit a Legislative Proposal
If you notice a statute or code that needs to be clarified or changed, consider submitting a Legislative Proposal.
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