• January 30, 2023


    CALAFCO 2023 Staff Workshop

    April 26-28, 2023, Murphys, California

    Join us in the beautiful foothills at the iconic Ironstone Vineyard for two days of training geared towards the needs of LAFCo staff. Topics are expected to cover a range of subjects including:

    Accessible Meetings, CEQA Updates, Clerk 101, GIS & DUC Mapping, Fire Consolidation Studies, How to Build Your LAFCo Team, How to Run a LAFCo Meeting, Independent LAFCos, LAFCO 101, MSR Innovations, Public Engagement, Public Speaking, and Urban Water Management.

    To register go to: Registration ends on April 7, 2023.

    You can also download the registration form here.

    LODGINGS: A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the Murphy's Suites, located at 134 CA-4, in Murphys at the cost of $90 per night. Make your hotel reservations by calling 209-728-2121 and mention "CALAFCO Staff Workshop" to receive the discounted event rate. Price includes in-room Wi-Fi and parking. Price excludes taxes and fees. Hotel reservation cutoff date is Saturday, March 25, 2023.

    For more details see the Announcement Flyer

  • January 23, 2023

    Thursday, February 23, 2023 Webinar - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Join Veteran executive officers representing the four CALAFCO regions (Central, Coastal, Northern and Southern) as they each present three things about the Act that “LAFCo rookies” should know on Day One.  Presenters will describe how these twelve hidden gems will help all LAFCo staff, new and old, apply the Act’s provisions to their daily routines to better serve the public.
    • Paul Novak, Executive Officer, Los Angeles LAFCo (Speaker & Moderator)
    • José Henriquez, Executive Officer, Sacramento LAFCo
    • Uma Hinman, Executive Officer, Mendocino LAFCo
    • Kate McKenna, Executive Officer, Monterey LAFCo

    Register online at closes at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 

    Continuing Education Credits: This webinar will earn 1.5 AICP CM credits

    Full details can be found in the flyer.

  • January 03, 2023

    CALAFCO has issued an RFP for Non-Profit / Bookkeeping Services.

    The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, February 13, 2023.

    Full information can be found in the RFP.


  • November 30, 2022
    Fun, food, friends, and lots of learning in beautiful Newport Beach, California!

    2022 © CALAFCO

  • November 30, 2022

    The highly coveted and difficult to get 2022 Achievement Awards have now been presented. This year's winners were:

    Outstanding LAFCo Commissioner:   Don Saylor, Yolo LAFCo
    Don Saylor of Yolo LAFCo receiving his Outstanding Commissioner Award


    Outstanding LAFCo Professional:  Carolyn Emery, Orange County LAFCo
    Carolyn Emery of Orange County LAFCo receiving the Outstanding LAFCo Professional Award


    Mike Gotch Excellence in Public Service Award for Innovation (two-way tie):

    Christine Crawford, Yolo LAFCo


    Erica Sanchez, El Dorado LAFCo, & Amanda Ross, Southfork Consulting, LLC




  • November 30, 2022

    Congratulations to all of the newly elected and re-elected Board members for 2022-23! We thank all the candidates for their interest in and support of CALAFCO. 

    Central Region County Member is Rodrigo Espinosa (Merced) and District Member is Gay Jones (Sacramento)
    Coastal Region County Member is Chris Lopez (Monterey) and District Member is Mike McGill (Contra Costa)
    Northern Region City Member is Tom Cooley (Plumas) and Public Member is Josh Susman (Nevada)
    Southern Region City Member is Acquanetta Warren (San Bernardino) and Public Member is Derek McGregor (Orange)


  • March 07, 2022

    The 2022 CALAFCO Member Directory is now available!

    Download your digital copy (PDF - 1.16 MB) today.

  • December 21, 2021

    The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 annual Guide update for 2021 is now available. You can download an electronic copy or pre-order your hard copy from CALAFCO. To pre-order your hard copy, download the order form, fill out and send it along with your payment to CALAFCO. 

  • January 10, 2019

    The Public Policy Institute of California released the 2019 California's Future report on January 10. The report is a series of briefings on California's most pressing long-term policy challenges and includes topics such as climate change, land use, water, education, economy, healthcare, housing and the political landscape. Download the full report. 

  • October 08, 2018

    In partnership with the Strategic Growth Council and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, CALAFCO  released a White Paper on Creating Sustainable Communities and Landscapes. This paper is intended to provided practices and tools to all local agencies for successful collaboration on climate-smart growth. Download your copy now.