About The Cities Association Of Santa Clara County
The Cities Association of Santa Clara County was formed in 1990 to represent the mutual interests of the diverse fifteen cities of Santa Clara County. The Cities Association presents a unified voice in relationship to other agencies, organizations, and levels of government. The Cities Association promotes cooperation among the cities and advocates for positive action to enhance the quality of life for the people of our county.
Santa Clara County is the only county in California that has an organization where each city of the county has an equal voice. Through the Cities Association, city leaders network, collaborate, research policy, and work side by side on issues of mutual local interest.
The Cities Association Of Santa Clara County is an organization funded exclusively by the fifteen cities of Santa Clara County. Each city appoints a city Council Member to the Board of Directors, which meets monthly 10 months of the year. In its role as an advocate for the Santa Clara County cities, the Board of Directors: 1) reviews, studies, and develops consensus positions, and recommends on issues of interest to Santa Clara County cities; 2) develops a common agenda for Santa Clara County cities; 3) serves as a source of education, information and networking for officials from all cities in Santa Clara County; 4) provides a forum for non-city individuals, organizations, and the private sector to address items of interest to Santa Clara County cities; 5) monitors legislative activities at the state and federal level through its Legislative Action Committee; and 6) serves as the City Selection Committee pursuant to Government Code Section 50270 et seq., making appointments to regional and local bodies as provided by law.