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 now open. You can register and pay online here, or download and complete the registration form and mail it with payment to CALAFCO. Registration closes September 14, 2018. Full Conference registration or one-day registrations are available, as are guest registrations. 

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. Specific program details for the Mobile Workshop are coming very soon (given the fires in the area, planning has been stalled a bit). The topic will focus on tree mortality and the significant statewide short and long term impacts.  If you want a snapshot of the program, you can find that in the Program Announcement. For more details, download the preliminary program for program information such as times, topics, summaries, speakers and locations. 

Tenaya Lodge is almost sold out! To make reservations at this point, you must call the hotel at 800-635-5807 and select option 1. Reference the CALAFCO Conference or use code 3163VO. CALAFCO is working to secure an overflow hotel. This year's Conference is at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite. Special Conference rates start at $175/night (excludes $15 resort fee and taxes) and includes in-room wifi and parking, as well as other amenities. There are also upgrades available including suites and guest cottages. Hotel reservation cutoff date is September 1, 2018. After this date we cannot guarantee the Conference rate or any room availability. Conference rates are offered 3 days pre and post conference, based on availability. To make your room reservations, contact the hotel at 800-635-5807 and select option 1. Reference the CALAFCO Conference or use code 3163VO. Or, make your reservations online at Tenaya Online Registration.

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  

We are pleased to announce a number of very special Sponsorship opportunities for this Conference. The CALAFCO Annual Conference is a one-of-a-kind forum that brings together LAFCo representatives from across the state to discuss and address some of California's most compelling issues. Our attendees have an opportunity to interact with about 250 LAFCo commissioners, which include elected officials such as county supervisors, city council members, special district directors and appointed members of the public and LAFCo staff. This unique networking environment has the potential to cultivate long-lasting and constructive relationships that are relevant to California's thoughtful growth and sustainability. We invite you to consider a partnership with CALAFCO. Our sponsorship packages deliver wide-reaching exposure that will help you achieve your industry goals. Download the Sponsor Packet for details, or contact Executive Directer Pamela Miller at 916-442-6536. 


  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