2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference

Join us for the 2018 CALAFCO Annual Conference October 3 - 5 in beautiful Yosemite at Tenaya Lodge. 

Conference registration is closed. We look forward to seeing you in Yosemite! 

The program planning team has prepared a fabulous, value-added and diverse Conference program, filled with general sessions, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions. There will be plenty of educational and networking opportunities built into this year's program! The Mobile Workshop is now full and a wait-list is being prepared. For details about the mobile workshop, see the Mobile Workshop Announcement.  The topic will focus on tree mortality and the significant statewide short and long term impacts.  The FINAL PROGRAM is now available to view and download. Please be patient as this is a large file.

Tenaya Lodge is sold out! This year's Conference is at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite. 

There are several other hotels in the area within approx. 16 miles of Tenaya. They include: Houndstooth Inn (11 miles from Tenaya). You may only book by calling 559-642-6600 and mention CALAFCO; The Pines (16 miles from Tenaya) 800-350-7463; Yosemite Gateway Inn (13 miles from Tenaya) 559-683-2378.

There is so much beauty to see in the Yosemite area and so many fun things to do, you will not want to pass up a chance to come early or stay late to enjoy! Whether it is on Lodge property, in the surrounding area or in Yosemite valley, you can enjoy things such as hiking, biking, rock wall climbing, fishing, horseback riding, guided nature walks and hikes, archery, water sports, or take a ride on a vintage steam train with the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Whatever your idea of fun and relaxation is, this area has it all just waiting for you. For details, download the activities reference guide. To learn more or make advanced reservations on activities, visit https://www.tenayalodge.com/things-to-do  

CALAFCO wishes to thank all of our sponsors:

Visionary Sponsors
Best Best & Krieger; CV Strategies; Urban FootPrint

Innovation Sponsors
Lewis Management Corporation
Assemi Group Inc. 

Trailblazing Sponsors
Cucamonga Valley Water DistrictStreamline

Horizon Sponsors
Eastern Municipal Water DistrictImperial LAFCo 

Supporting Sponsors
Colantuono Highsmith & WhatleyFechter & Co, CPAInland Empire Utilities AgencyIrvine Ranch Water DistrictPlanwest Partners



  1. Registrations are considered complete upon receipt of fees.

  2. Cancellation requests made in writing and received by September 19, 2018 receive a 100% refund less $20 handling fee and any transaction fees.

  3. Credits are not issued for any cancellations.

  4. Registration fees are transferable to another person not already registered provided the request is received in writing. Deadline to transfer registrations is September 19, 2018.

  5. Registration fees for guests and special events are not transferable and are fully refundable (minus any transaction fees) if requests are made in writing and received by September 19, 2018 or if the special event is canceled.

  6. Cancellation requests must be made by e-mail, fax or mail to the CALAFCO office.

  7. Cancellation requests made after September 19, 2018 are not eligible for a refund.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 13:00 to Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:00
Tenaya Lodge Yosemite, CA