The CCS Partnership’s Leadership Council serves as an action-oriented and deliberative body advising and recommending to Institute staff on direction for projects and work under the auspices of CCS Partnership and Institute for Local Government.
The Leadership Council comprises association leaders representing the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties and the California School Boards Association. In their role with CCS Partnership’s Leadership Council the leaders make recommendations and take action on issues pertinent to the mission of CCS Partnership:
The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.
The group meets multiple times during the year to learn and discuss topics of mutual interest. Each association also shares updates about its policy-making, conference activities and items of mutual interest to all partners.
Chairperson:Mike Kasperzak, Council Member, City of Mountain View
First Vice Chairperson:John Gioia, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Second Vice Chairperson:Jesus Holguin, Board Member, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Stephany Aguilar, City of Scotts Valley
Pat Eklund, Council Member, City of Novato
Vernon Billy, Executive Director, California School Boards Association
Davis Campbell, Founding Member of the CCS Partnership
Matt Cate, Executive Director, California State Association of Counties
Alan Fernandes, Executive Vice President, CSAC Finance Corporation and Board Member, Davis Joint Unified School District
Susan Henry, Board Member, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Chris McKenzie, Executive Director, League of California Cities
L. Dennis Michael, Mayor, City of Rancho Cucamonga
Greg Pettis, Council Member, Cathedral City
Don Saylor, Supervisor, Yolo County
Chris Ungar, Board Member, San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Brad Wagenknecht, Supervisor, Napa County
Mike Walsh, Butte County Office of Education
CCS Partnership Association Liaisons
David DeLuz, California School Boards Association
Farrah McDaid-Ting, California State Association of Counties