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CCAC Annual Conference

Every April, the current CCAC President hosts the annual CCAC conference. The conference is an opportunity for California Clerks to learn new things, receive election and legislative updates, build networks with other Clerks, volunteer (a variety of conference volunteer opportunities are available), earn certification points, and have fun! Pre-conference sessions, usually an Advanced Academy and/or an Athenian Dialogue, are held the day before the conference at an additional fee that includes lunch. The annual conference fee is about $495 (estimate only), with a discount for CCAC members.  Conference registration includes all sessions and materials, several meals (breakfast and lunch), and one ticket to the annual President's banquet on Thursday evening.  An optional all-conference event is usually held on Wednesday evening. Hotel registration is discounted at a group rate, plus applicable taxes. Those completing the entire conference will receive experience and/or continuing education points towards IIMC certification (CMC or MMC).  Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification credit.

2017 CCAC Annual Conference

DATES: April 11-14, 2017
Pre-Conference Events on April 11, 2017:
One-Day Advanced Academy - $200
Athenian Dialogue - $150
Mentor Training - Free

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs

67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, California 92234


Conference Registration (Members) - $395 (Early Bird)
    $450 After March 13, 2017
Conference Registration (Non-Members) - $495
One Day Registration: $150 Wednesday or Friday and $175 Thursday
Optional Events
Advanced Academy Registration - $200 (includes lunch) - 3.0 pts
     Purpose-Driven Leadership: Staying Focused in the Midst of Change
     Register by March 24, 2017
Athenian Dialogue Registration - $150 (includes lunch) - 3.0 pts
     "Profiles in Courage" by John F. Kennedy
     Register by March 24, 2017
Mentor Training with Vicki Kasad, Mentoring Program Chair - Free
     RSVP to by Friday, April 7, 2017
All Conference Event "Fiesta del Presidente" Registration - $65
Pat Hammers Memorial Walk/Run - $35


Conference registration includes all sessions (materials can be downloaded from website), 1 hot breakfast, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and one ticket to the Thursday night annual President's reception and banquet (please RSVP).


Pat Hammers Memorial Walk/Run - this is a 1 mile walk/run to raise funds for scholarships for CCAC Members to attend trainings, in honor of former Cathedral City, City Clerk, Pat Hammers.  A sweatshirt is included for each participant.  Please select shirt size when registering for the event.

Additional information for the Conference and events will be posted below as it becomes available:

2017 CCAC Annual Conference Program
Pre-Conference Advanced Academy information
Pre-Conference Athenian Dialogue information
All Conference Event - Fiesta del Presidente
Pat Hammers Memorial Walk/Run
President's Reception and Banquet - Black & White Ball

Wednesday, April 12
8:30 am - 10:30 am City Clerks, Make Some Noise! – For Yourselves, Your Communities, and Your Profession
11:00 am - 12:00 pm                 Engaging the Public on Hot Topics



Concurrent Sessions

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Track A: Technology
(1:30-3:00 pm) A: Social Media & Today’s 24-7 News Cycle: Do’s & Don’t’s
(3:30-5:00 pm) A: City Technology: Engagement & Security
Track B: Records Management
(1:30-3:00 pm) B: Records Management on a Dime ... Or a Penny!
(3:30-5:00 pm) B: Inherited a Mess? No Money? Ideas to Help You!
Thursday, April 13
8:00 am - 10:00 am California Voting Rights Act – Putting the 2016 Legislation into Practice
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Generational Diversity & Succession Planning: Opportunities for Building a Stronger Workforce
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Beyond the Technicalities – Reframing the Professional Role of the City Clerk as a Holistic Public Administrator
Friday, April 14
8:00 am - 11:30 am Mindful Leadership

HOTEL RESERVATION: The Conference hotel is fully booked; however, we have made arrangements at a nearby hotel for a comparable rate. Embassy Suites Palm Desert will confirm complimentary shuttle service to the Conference hotel once a sufficient number of rooms are booked.  Please call the hotel directly at (760) 340-6600 and reference California City Clerks Association to receive discounted group rates.

CREDITS: Those attending the entire conference will receive 4.9 CMC Education or MMC Advanced Education points toward certification. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification credit. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: An attendee may cancel, for any reason:  (a) if more than 30 days – for a full refund less an administrative fee of 25%; (b) up to 15 days before the event and receive a 50% refund; or (c) less than 15 days before the event no refund is given. No refunds are processed until after the event. Exceptions: There are some exceptions to this policy if there is a medical emergency or death in the attendee’s immediate family. Exceptions to the cancellation policy are only given in consultation with both the CCAC Treasurer and CCAC President

2017 CCAC Annual Conference Exhibitors - Sold out

Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

2017 CCAC Annual Conference Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors (For more info; click on logo)