SOURCE: League of California Cities

June 09, 2008 18:05 ET

New Web Site Furthers the League of California Cities' Mission by Engaging More African American Local Officials

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - The newly launched League of California Cities African American Caucus Web site is a vehicle to inform and connect all African American local elected and appointed officials in the state. Log on to the Web site at

An affiliate of the League, the African American Caucus represents the interests of African American city officials and the greater African American community. The Caucus also collaborates with the California Legislative Black Caucus (LBC) and the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBCLEO).

Visitors to will find information about the Caucus' work, membership and upcoming events. The Caucus continues to identify African American elected and appointed officials across California, engage them in the organization and help support the League of California Cities' mission to protect local control and authority.

"The African American caucus has built incredible momentum, so it was natural for us to create a Web site to better serve our members and utilize the site as another vehicle to accomplish our goals," commented John Shoals, Caucus president and mayor, City of Grover Beach.

El Centro Council Member Sedalia Sanders has been involved with the Caucus since its inception and says the organization has a great contribution to make in California.

"We want people to recognize that this is a substantive group that is interested in addressing the concerns of the African American community in California. This community folds into the larger community. So while we focus on this niche, this niche blossoms out and is something that affects all Californians with issues like housing, jobs, health care and quality education being at the forefront," said Council Member Sanders.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Eva Spiegel
    (916) 658-8228
    Cell, (530) 400-9068