Cities Leading the Future

 

 

Thank you for attending our 58th Annual Summer Seminar!

All materials from panel sessions were sent via email link to registrants. If you or your City’s administrator has not received the email, please contact us at ica@icacities.org.

WELCOME TO THE INDEPENDENT CITIES ASSOCIATION

ICA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation created in 1960.  It is made up of 38 member cities in the Southern California area.  The organization focuses on public safety, education, legislative advocacy, intergovernmental relationships and other major issues that transcend the boundaries of its member cities.  ICA holds two Annual Seminars bringing together city council members, other city officials and business partners for the purpose of collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchanging. The Winter Seminar (held in January) addresses public safety and the Summer Seminar (held in June) focuses on contemporary issues.

Robert Gonzales
ICA President 2017-18

I am truly honored to serve as president of an organization with so much history as ICA. As a result, I have a bold vision for ICA. Building off of the great work from our past presidents, I want to re-build and re-brand this membership-based organization to being the best in all of Southern California. Here’s what we have in store:

  • – Continuing our successful Conferences, Winter Sessions in January in Santa Barbara and Summer Sessions in June in Carlsbad
  • – Growing our membership to over 40 cities
  • – Building our education series for cities
  • – Increasing our legislative endeavors to support policies that better our communities
  • – Energizing our City Manager’s task force, giving city staff members an opportunity to network and exchange best practices

ICA is the premier organization educating elected officials and city staff in legislation that matters to them most, including public safety. The new board and I have great things planned and we are eager for you to join us.


Interim Executive Director

Tai Esteban Sunnanon

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