Joining CCAC

Why should I join CCAC?

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Ashton Rene Gout, CMC
Member Services Director

Your membership ensures that CCAC can carry out its mission of promoting the profession of Municipal Clerks through education, support, and communication. Your membership entitles you to reduced registration rates for the Annual Conference, League of California Cities’ New Law & Elections Seminar, and various other training opportunities. In addition, members are eligible for numerous scholarship opportunities, may serve on the Board of Directors, and vote in Board elections.

CCAC consists of 16 geographical regions. Each region is represented by a Regional Director and members are automatically assigned to the appropriate geographic region upon payment of dues. 

How can I join CCAC?

If you are interested in becoming a member of CCAC, please forward your basic contact information to the Member Services Director at [email protected]. Your profile will be created and a Welcome Letter and dues invoice will be forwarded to your attention.

Membership dues are on a sliding scale based on the municipality’s population or whether you are employed by a Governmental Agency, such as a Special District, Joint Powers Authority, Community Services District, or Community College/School District. Membership dues are reviewed annually.

CCAC Annual Membership Dues
Population Level Primary Fee Associate Fee
City/Town: Under 10,000 $90 $40
City/Town: 10,000 to 49,000 $130 $55
City/Town: 50,000 to 100,000 $170 $70
City/Town: Over 100,000 $210 $85
Other Governmental Agency** $160 $65

** Includes Special Districts, Joint Powers Authorities, or other Governmental Agency.

Primary Member

Any appointed or elected City/District Clerk or appointed Assistant City/District Clerk or Deputy City/District Clerk representing a City/Agency in the State of California is eligible for Primary Membership, on the basis of one Primary Member per City/Agency, upon payment of the annual dues. Each City/Agency shall designate by name and/or position its Primary Member. In the absence of such designation, the City/District Clerk shall be the Primary Member.

Associate Member

Any Assistant City/District Clerk or Deputy City/District Clerk whose City/District Clerk is a Primary Member, institutions and/or organization whose operations are closely allied with the functions of the City Clerk's office, and professional persons in fields directly related to municipal government, are eligible for Associate Membership.

Retiree Member

Retiree membership shall be conferred on any person who requests such membership and who fulfills all of the following criteria: 1) employed by one or more municipalities performing City/District Clerk duties for five (5) years or more; and 2) has been a Voting Member of CCAC for five (5) years or more. Retiree Members shall be eligible to attend the Annual Conference and other CCAC hosted educational sessions and receive official mailings and publications of the Association at the member rates.

Affiliate Member

Any student, prospect, or former Voting Member who has left office and who is not a Retiree Member may request an Affiliate Membership, upon approval of the President and Member Services Director. Affiliate Members shall be eligible to attend the CCAC Annual Conference, other CCAC hosted educational sessions, and to receive official mailings and publications of the Association at the member rates.

Honorary Member

Honorary membership may be proposed at any Annual Conference either by the Board of Directors or by a petition signed by ten (10) or more Voting Members, for any person who is not eligible for Primary, Associate, Retiree, or Affiliate Membership and who has contributed in an important way to the improvement of the Municipal Clerk profession.

Restriction of Right to Vote or Hold Office

All Primary and Associate Members shall be voting members. Voting Members, whose cities are a member of the League of California Cities, may hold the offices of President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Legislative Director.