The Institute Partner Program provides a great opportunity to
demonstrate an organization’s commitment to good governance at
the local level and connect with and engage local
decision-makers. The Institute’s Partner Program provides ILG the
opportunity to publicly thank our supporters through our website,
events and resources that support local officials and staff.
Platinum Level Partners $15,000
Best Best & Krieger LLP’s leading public law practice was
established at the firm’s inception in 1891. Representing
hundreds of cities and public agencies across California,
their diverse team of lawyers, advocates, e-certified
discovery specialists and analysts provide all-encompassing,
cost-effective counsel. Whether it’s advising on election law,
implementing affordable housing legislation or providing code
enforcement, BB&K handles the legal complexities
so clients can focus on providing superior service to their
BB&K offers a full spectrum of legal services encompassing
general and special counsel in areas such as environmental
compliance, land use, real estate and personnel.
In addition, BB&K offers a distinctive, full-service
California Public Records Act process through the Advanced
Records Center, or ARC, for support in all records-related
matters. To learn more, email ARC@bbklaw.com.
Renne Public Law Group® LLC practices throughout California,
advocating for and defending local public agencies and nonprofit
entities, and representing a diverse group of individual clients
and private entities who are in need of effective, responsive and
ethical legal assistance.
RWG delivers practical advice and solutions tailored to the
unique needs of public entities. Working seamlessly across
offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Temecula,
the Central Coast, and Sacramento, our dedicated team of experts
provides the full scope of public law services.
RWG is pleased to be celebrating 70 years of exceptional service
to our clients. With decades of experience, RWG is
proficient in virtually every public law area. When industry
depth matters, our integrated team of highly specialized lawyers
are able to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise to
deliver optimal results tailored to the unique needs of our
public and private sector clients. This cross-disciplinary
approach allows us to leverage resources while also effectively
managing time and costs.
For more than 90 years, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP has
served the public agencies and private business entities of
California. Today, with over one hundred and 147 attorneys
and 10 offices throughout California, we are fully prepared to
meet your legal needs. Their clients value not only their
expertise and efficiency, but also their integrity and
Hanson Bridgett has been serving clients since 1958, they are
well known in Northern California and have earned a national
reputation in many of their practice areas. They are a certified
B Corp and are socially responsible members of their communities.
The firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable
giving, pro-bono legal work and hands-on service. They are a
dedicated green business and strive to make sustainable choices
for all of their business decisions.
Kosmont Companies, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
and certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), is a real estate,
financial consulting and economic development services firm
offering a full range of services including: real estate,
finance, economic development strategies, public / private
project transactions, sustainable infrastructure, housing
projects, market studies and economic analysis for the public,
private, and non-profit sectors. Founded in 1986 by Larry J.
Kosmont, Kosmont Companies is a nationally recognized expert in
economic development, financial analysis, and real estate
projects involving government and private sector partnerships.
Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was founded in 1980 by attorneys, who
had extensive experience in, and a passion for, representing
public sector management in the areas of employment law and labor
relations. Over the years they grew that practice to become one
of California’s preeminent public management employment law firm.
Some years ago they added an education law specialty to their
practice to meet the needs of their school and college clients.
Tripepi Smith provides marketing, technology and public affairs
solutions for private companies and public
agencies. Combining our years of experience in local
government, technology and the marketing fields, Tripepi Smith
offers a unique blend of skills to help our clients execute on
their goals. The Tripepi Smith team stands ready to help you with
your outreach campaigns, video production, content writing,
messaging, graphic work, technology infrastructure and websites.
Providing innovative risk management solutions for more than
45 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance
Authority is one of the largest municipal self-insurance
pools in the state, with more than 125 member agencies. The
Authority’s comprehensive portfolio of programs includes
liability, workers’ compensation, property, and earthquake
coverage, as well as extensive loss control services.
CLEAResult’s mission to change the way people use energy has held
strong since 2003. Now as the largest provider of
emission-reducing energy solutions across North America, we
continue to give our clients and partners everything they need to
make using less energy easy and accessible for everyone. We
designed the Public Energy Performance (PEP) program to provide
Public Agencies and schools, at no cost, energy efficiency
services customized to their unique building needs, budget
concerns, and savings goals.
PEP combines a traditional energy efficiency program with a
holistic, whole facility approach. This no cost program will act
as a single point of contact and will provide energy efficiency
services, technical assistance, incentives, and On-Bill Financing
to support your energy goals. PEP offers flexible incentive
options with the traditional deemed, custom, and meter-based
offerings along with our Strategic Energy Management (SEM)
offering. SEM is our whole facility and campus approach that is
an ongoing and continuous energy savings method, that extends and
broadens the PEP program. SEM allows your organization to delve
further into energy management and create lasting changes that
serve your facilities ongoing energy savings and carbon reduction
goals. Reach out to a program representative to learn more
Connect Consulting Services wants to make sure that your
emergency preparedness needs are met. We partner with
organizations that provide emergency meals, provide online
trainings and awareness programs, and technology management for
your unique organization.
Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley represents California public
agencies in municipal law, including revenues, land use,
elections, employment, post-redevelopment, housing, public works,
utility services, CEQA, LAFCO law, marijuana and related public
safety topics, and litigation. Their core commitment is to
provide advice our clients find helpful, understandable, and
fairly priced. The firm includes California’s leading experts on
local government revenues, including Propositions 13, 62, 218 and
26 and our attorneys have argued 14 government revenue cases in
the California Supreme Court since 2004. The firm’s litigators
have broad experience in public-sector litigation and such
private-sector topics as general commercial litigation, labor and
employment, unfair competition and intellectual property.
Granicus is the global leader in customer engagement and
experience technology and services for the public sector. Now
powering almost 30 billion digital interactions globally each
year and connecting over 500,000 government professionals with
300 million opt-in subscribers, Granicus is proud to serve as a
critical strategic partner to governments as they work to deliver
equitable and secure government experiences. With comprehensive
cloud-based solutions for communications, government website
design, meeting and agenda management software, records
management, and digital services, Granicus empowers stronger
relationships between government and constituents across the
U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. By simplifying
interactions and communicating critical information, Granicus
brings governments closer to the people they serve—driving
meaningful change for communities around the globe.
Founded in 1983, HdL supports local government operations by
delivering increased tax revenues, accurate management data for
more informed decisions, expert economic analysis, and innovative
software solutions. HdL’s team of professionals specialize
in sales, use and transactions taxes, property taxes, business
license fees, transient occupancy taxes (TOT), short-term rental
compliance, marijuana regulation and taxation and economic
development. The firm currently serves over 400 local
government agencies in six states and has recovered more than $2
billion in revenue for client agencies.
Peckham and McKenney has a strong and well-recognized reputation
as a leader of successful executive search services for local
government. Since 2004, and on behalf of elected Councils,
City Managers and Department Heads throughout the West, we have
successfully placed hundreds of local government professionals
including City and County Managers and their Assistants, Police
and Fire Chiefs, Department Heads, and mid-level Managers.
In addition, Peckham & McKenney has placed hundreds of executives
and organizational leaders in the areas of public safety (police
and fire), community development and planning, economic
development, public works and engineering, finance, human
resources, city clerk, information technology, library services,
parks and recreation, and community services.
Peckham & McKenney was established on the premise that an
executive search firm must be dedicated to providing its clients
and applicants with professional service, as well as a personal,
hands-on approach. Our business philosophy centers upon the
understanding that this is a “people” related industry and that
attention to others’ needs are the key to providing effective
customer service. We recognize that every agency and
community we serve is unique, and the candidate selected for a
position must “fit” the agency’s needs. As such, we take the time
to become familiar with the community, organizational culture,
and issues and challenges in order to identify and recruit the
Regional Government Services Authority (RGS) is a Joint Powers
Authority (JPA) serving the needs of cities, counties, special
districts, joint powers authorities and other governmental
entities since 2002. RGS works exclusively for the benefit of
public agencies, providing a ready source of support and
consulting services to meet the needs of its partner agencies in
a broad range of disciplines and to help local governments meet
three challenges: Decreasing revenues; Increasing
demands (and costs) for services, and Loss of experienced
Social Pinpoint is an online community engagement platform that
brings Local Government and the public together. With Social
Pinpoint’s flexible suite of digital tools, you can inform
decision-making, encourage diversity and inclusion, and eliminate
participation barriers to drive better project outcomes.
Since our launch in 2013, more than 700 organizations have run
online community engagement projects through our platform,
reaching 2.5 million citizens, and generating over 1.8 million
inputs of valuable feedback and counting.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest
electric utilities serving approximately 15 million people in a
50,000 square-mile service area spanning from Mono County in the
north to Orange County in the south, along the Pacific Ocean to
the California border in the east. It is a longtime leader in
renewable energy and energy efficiency and has been leading the
transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean
energy future. The utility continues to deepen its commitment to
combating climate change by prioritizing its clean energy,
transportation electrification, and wildfire mitigation goals.
For more than 130 years, SCE has provided the region with safe,
reliable, and affordable electric service.