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.
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 135 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 responsiveness.
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.
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.
Bang the Table is the leader in online community engagement. Our
platform, EngagementHQ, provides an easy to use
one-stop-engagement-shop that helps you involve more people, make
community-informed decisions, build trust, and save
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.
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.
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard is a full-service law firm
with offices in both Northern and Southern California. One of the
firm’s many unique qualities is our representation of both public
and private clients which provides our attorneys with valuable
perspective and enables us to foresee potential issues before
they arise, to be proactive and outsmart opposing counsel. Having
both practices under one roof allows us to collaborate and to
improve our clients’ best chance of success
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.