Pioneer Cities

From 2009 through 2012, nineteen “Pioneer Cities” from across California worked together to implement good government programs that fit the unique nature of their communities.  Some were aggressive while some were more nuanced.  All were positive for the process of governance.

The program was launched at the initial California Ethics and Democracy Summit in 2009.  The lessons learned were shared at the second Summit in 2012, and will be incorporated into upcoming best practices and educational curricula.

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Linda Abid-Cummings
City Clerk,
City of Riverbank
Elizabeth Aguire
City Clerk,
City of Galt
Michelle Ascencion
Deputy City Clerk,
City of Port Hueneme
Barbara Earl
City Clerk,
City of Santa Fe Springs
Rod Diridon, Jr.
City Clerk,
City of Santa Clara
Kathleen Franco Simmons
City Clerk,
City of Sunnyvale
Joan Flynn
City Clerk,
City of Huntington Beach
Shawna Freels
City Clerk,
City of Gilroy
Sue Herbers
City Clerk,
City of Torrance
Susan Kitchens
City Clerk,
City of Los Altos
Jason Lindgren
Assistant City Clerk,
City of Elk Grove
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Katherine Gong Meissner
City Clerk,
City of Stockton
Colleen Nicol
City Clerk,
City of Riverside
Michele L. Olsen
City Clerk,
City of Orinda
Byron Pope
City Clerk,
City of Beverly Hills
Kryss Rankin
City Clerk,
City of West Sacramento
Jackie Rose
Town Clerk,
Town of Los Gatos
Kathleen Sessman
City Clerk,
City of Glendora
Marcia Torgerson
City Clerk,
City of Atascadero