President's Message
My fellow members, 

I am happy to report that the Executive Board of Directors held a strategic planning session in July to outline the program of work and vision for the California Contract Cities Association for the coming year and beyond. The Executive Board has ambitious goals for the organization, and I look forward to executing those in partnership with the CCCA staff and my fellow members. 

During the strategic planning session, the Executive Board established a Marketing and Communications Committee. This committee will be charged with establishing the organization's brand, finding proactive ways to tell our story and expanding our reach and influence. This committee is chaired by Mark Waroneck of Lomita, and I am excited to see the results of its work. 

I look forward to seeing you all on August 19th at the Los Angeles Arboretum at our Annual Board of Directors Meeting hosted by the Sheriff's Department. If you have not signed up yet, don't miss this event! The Sheriff's Department always shows us a great time. 

I would like to thank you all again for the opportunity to serve as your President and I look forward to the great work we will accomplish together over the coming year.
Gustavo Camacho
California Contract Cities Association 
Fall Seminar
The Special Events Committee, chaired by James Bozajian, is hard at work planning the 2015 Fall Seminar. This year the seminar will be held at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa on November 13th -15th. This seminar promises to be informative for all who attend. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for registration information.   
Policy Update
Fix Our Roads Coalition  

The California Contract Cities Association has joined
the Fix Our Roads Coalition, which is  ded icated to securing new
sources of stable, accountable funding to fix California's highways and road infrastructure. To learn more about this endeavor, click here .

Wastewater Recycling Facility

The California Contract Cities Association Board of Directors will take action on a resolution in support of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California's Groundwater Reliability Improvement Project at their September 9th Board of Directors Meeting at the LA County Fire Department and Fire Station 110 in Marina Del Rey. This resolution will provide support needed to push this project forward and bring sustainability to our regional water system. For more information click here.

Community Profiles Magazine
The premiere guide to Los Angeles County Cities has been published. Included are some great policy articles as well as profiles on all of the Los Angeles County cities. Click here to view the magazine. 
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Upcoming Events
5:30 - 8:00 pm 
August Board of Directors Meeting 
Sponsored by the LA County Sheriff's Department 
Los Angeles Arboretum

35th Annual Fall Seminar  
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Save the Date
Sacramento Legislative Orientation Tour Sheraton Grand Hotel

Board Member Highlight

Victor Manalo, Ph.D.
City of Artesia

Victor Manalo, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate students in Social Welfare Policy and Politics, Community Organizing, and the Administration of Social Service agencies.

Dr. Manalo was first elected ot the Artesia City Council in a special election in 2007, and in 2009 he was re-elected to serve a four-year term. He served as Mayor in 2010-2011. His priorities include engaging with Artesia residents through town hall meetings, promoting volunteerism, revitalizing the downtown shopping corridor, and stabilizing the city's revenue.

Dr. Manalo is a member of the National Association of Social Worker (NASW), and he has served on many local and statewide committees. Currently, he serves as a member of the NASW Political Action for Candidate Election committee, and he is the founder of the Peace & Justice Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church in Artesia.

Dr. Manalo lives in Artesia with his wife, Monica, and their three children.

Internal Subcommittees: 
  • Finance Committee - Liaison
  • Parks & Recreation Committee - Liaison
  • Maintenance Committee - Liaison
  • Business License Review Committee - Liaison

External Committees: 
  • Chamber of Commerce - Liaison
  • Artesia Library Committee - Liaison
  • Southeast L.A. County Workforce Investment Board - Appointee
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee Committee - Liaison
  • ABC Unified School District Committee - Liaison
  • Orangeline Development Authority - Liaison