The Local Government Commission offers a variety of services to assist local elected officials, their staff, and other dedicated community leaders in creating healthy, walkable, and resource-efficient communities. We provide workshops, trainings, forums, presentations, design charrettes, community image surveys, and policy development assistance.
As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, we strive to offer cost effective services covering a variety of subject areas such as climate change, water, energy, and healthy community design. The LGC also works to link the public and local government officials. The LGC can work with you to customize the types of services that best meet your community’s needs.
Current Project Highlights
ARCCA is a network of leading regional collaboratives from across California working together to advance adaptation statewide and increase local capacity to build community resilience.
This forum features cutting-edge policies, programs, tools, and strategies that address the challenges community leaders face in developing and implementing adaptation solutions.
The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative is comprised of local leaders seeking to build climate resilience for California’s Capital Region.
The CivicSpark Water Fellowship is a new Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program building on the success of CivicSpark. Water fellows will focus specifically on local government challenges related to water.
CivicSpark™ is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change and water management issues in California.
LGSEC is the only organization who represents local governments’ energy and climate regulatory interests at the CPUC, CEC, CAISO, FERC, and ARB. Together, we help make sustainable energy achievable for California’s local governments by creating opportunities for our members to share their most successful strategies and programs to meet our state’s carbon reduction goals.
With an urgent need to take action, Sacramento Mayor Steinberg and West Sacramento Mayor Cabaldon are leading the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change to develop a common vision and set of strategies for both cities to achieve Carbon Zero by 2045.
This annual conference brings together a diversity of participants crossing disciplinary lines to share experiences, insights, valuable implementation tools, and strategies for addressing smart growth.
Communities large and small across America and the world are taking up the mantle on energy, sustainability, and climate solutions. Solutions are ever more viable and the imperatives ever more pressing. Benefits span the gamut from healthier, more livable and prosperous communities, to property values and reduced costs.
SEEC is a collaboration between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor Owned Utilities to help cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.
The Coordinator develops and shares resources and case studies to promote energy efficiency best practice adoption across California’s local governments.
In partnership with LGC, San Joaquin Valley local leaders are sharing successes with one another and spreading what works to new communities.
The Local Government Commission, with financial support from the Employment Training Panel, is offering public and private agencies low-cost training programs to help your employees respond to California’s historic drought.
WE CAN – SJV aims to build Water-Strong Communities by increasing access to and highlighting water-efficient best practices.
The Westside Sacramento Integrated Regional Water Management Plan is kicking off a new “brownfields” project that will engage communities in the Cache and Putah Creek watersheds about abandoned mining sites.
This annual conference brings together local elected officials throughout California to discuss the latest issues and strategies for building more livable communities.