President's Message
My fellow members, 
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I hope to see you all at the 57th Annual Municipal Seminar in Indian Wells. Few associations have the staying power that Contract Cities does, and I am proud to have served the California Contract Cities Association as President during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

When I look back over this past year, I'm proud of what we have accomplished together. Without the support of my City staff, the Contract Cities staff, the Executive Board and my family, I could not have made it through the past year.

My hat is off to the Executive Board committee chairs and their members, who did much of the important work this year. Chair James Bozajian and the Special Events Committee worked diligently on the Fall Educational Seminar. Legislative Committee Chair Jorge Morales made great progress on the legislative front for our member cities. The City Managers/Administrators Committee is stronger under our Chair, Rene Bobadilla, as managers have become more engaged and active with the organization. Ali Sajjad Taj, Chair of the Membership Committee, worked very hard and as a result, we have added two new members this year. Budget Committee Chair, Nancy Tragarz, presented a fiscally responsible budget.

Sam and Sharon Olivito are retiring after 32 years of service to our association. We are grateful for the dedicated and loyal services provided by Sam and Sharon and their team for more than three decades.

The Executive Board held an extensive search over the last year, and we strongly believe we have found the most qualified person who will take the California Contract Cities Association to the next chapter. Marcel Rodarte comes with a wealth of experience not only as an elected official in the City of Norwalk, but as a member of the military, serving 21 years in the Air Force and eight years with Department of Homeland Security.

We end the year with a healthy budget and a strong presence in Sacramento and our local counties. The future depends on your support and leadership. I encourage you to join a committee and support incoming President Lou La Monte.

Thank you for the honor of serving you over the past year. 


Gustavo Camacho
California Contract Cities Association 
Upcoming Events
57th Annual Municipal Seminar
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa 

Fall Education Summit
Catalina Island 
57th Annual Municipal Seminar
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Indian Wells this week.
Images from the April BOD Event
Our April Board of Directors meeting was a great success! Thank you to Pico Rivera for hosting us and to all who contributed to The Whole Child, an organization that provides housing services for homeless families. Click here to view images from the event. 
36th Annual Education Fall Summit
The 36th Annual Fall Education Summit will be here before we know it. Make sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on this year's program. The event will be held on Catalina Island from September 9-11th. Click here for more information. 
Associate Members




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Associate Member Highlight

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, invites guests to "Live Life to Discover" within a distinctive and inviting desert setting. With its convenient location and picturesque views, including breathtaking mountain panoramas, the resort provides the perfect backdrop for leisure getaways and events. Award-winning dining and entertainment, luxurious spa, salon and fitness facilities, a unique pool experience complete with sandy beach, cabanas and waterfalls, and world-class golf are a few of the amenities to choose. 

Featuring 560 beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites highlighted by our hip Star Suites saluting famed legends of Hollywood, Renaissance Indian Wells' private spaces are designed to complement distinction with comfort and convenience. These exceptionally spacious accommodations range from 420 to 2,879 square feet and offer magnificent views of the mountains and pool area. All guest rooms include luxurious Marriott Bedding Package with 300 thread-count sheets, and plush terrycloth robes. 

With a reputation for creating superior, award-winning cuisine prepared with fresh, locally-grown ingredients and unique, innovative menus. Dining venues include: SPC - Sirocco Pizza Company is the resort's newest restaurant concept, tantalizing guests with a deliciously modern Italian menu. Cava is the resort's bistro-style eatery located on the terrace level, adjacent to the swimming pool. With indoor and alfresco dining available, Cava provides guests with taste-tempting menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. GLO Sushi Bar, located in the resort atrium, offers an innovative menu of signature rolls, sushi and fresh fish along with an extensive selection of top-shelf sakes. Café Biscotti is the resort's coffee bar serving Starbucks coffee, home-made muffins, delicious pastries and gelato. The Pool Bar serves cocktails ranging from elegant martinis to festive Mai Tais, as well as grilled specialties, salads and lighter fare. 

Renaissance Indian Wells features more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space that is excellent for corporate gatherings, weddings and special events. Facilities include 45 meeting rooms featuring the one-of-a-kind, 18,392 square-foot Esmeralda Ballroom, 14,784 square-foot Crystal Ballroom and the more intimate 5,148 square-foot Valencia Ballroom. Executive boardrooms and breakout rooms, meeting offices, registration desk and pre-function space with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing dramatic views of the Santa Rosa Mountains are also available. Conveniently set apart from the public areas, all meeting spaces feature state-of-the-art A/V equipment, sleek lighting and stylish design touches. Environmentally-friendly features such as motion sensors to control meeting room power, energy efficient lighting and recyclable materials are standard. Renaissance promotes sustainable practices and environmentally-friendly services in all operations throughout the property. 

Renaissance Indian Wells boasts endless activities for every member of the family, from the adventure seeker to those desiring a relaxed environment. Sample activities available to guests include swimming in the sparkling pool on the soft sandy beach with cascading waterfall feature, all complemented by various hot tubs. Enjoy golf at the fabulous Indian Wells Golf Resort adjacent to the property or world famous Indian Wells Tennis Gardens nearby. If hiking is your adventure, choose one of our many majestic desert mountain and desert trails. Shoppers will love world-class shopping on El Paseo Drive or a wide selection of funky and fabulous thrift and consignment shops. Renaissance Indian Wells also features Solstice Gift Shop located on the lobby level, providing a fine selection of souvenirs, sundries, resort wear and toys. We are proud of our resident Libertine Fine Jewelry Salon that showcases designer collections, one-of-a-kind treasures and coveted artisan pieces. 

Lodging, award-winning dining and entertainment options, luxurious spa, salon and fitness facilities, a unique pool experience with sandy beach, cabanas and waterfalls, and world-class golf amenities await. Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, 44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210-8708, (760) 773-4444. To discover more, follow us on Facebook @renaissanceindianwells,
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