How to Get Involved in CSAC
The voice of California Counties is loud and strong in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. But our voice is only as strong as those who participate. Our association is successful through the participation of you, our members. CSAC needs to reflect the diversity of California, our counties and our membership. That can only happen through participation.
There are several ways you can be involved in CSAC. Participation is not limited to your county’s representative on the CSAC Board of Directors; any county supervisor can participate in, or just follow, a CSAC policy committee. These committees meet a few times each year in person or via conference call. The actual number of meetings for each committee depends on the complexity and importance of the issues counties are facing in that particular policy area.
CSAC also has a number of working groups that county supervisors, administrators and department heads can participate in. For more information, contact Darby Kernan CSAC Deputy Executive Director for Legislative Affairs, at email@example.com.
Supervisors can also participate in their respective urban, suburban and rural county caucuses at our major conferences. Two affiliate caucuses — the Women’s Leadership Forum and Latino Caucus of California Counties — are also great ways to become active on a statewide scale and meet your colleagues from around the state.
We also urge our members to attend, and be active at, our annual meeting and legislative conference, as well as take courses through our CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government.
Whatever path you take, please get involved. Remember, this is YOUR association.