2020 Annual Legislative Conference

Sun, Jan 26, 2020 to Mon, Jan 27, 2020
Sacramento Sheraton Grand
General Info

General Info

The League's Annual Legislative Conference kicks-off the advocacy season as California Community College leaders come together to discuss important policy issues and engage with members of the State Legislature. Attendees will discuss priority issues, hear best practices, and learn about strategies to successfully advocate for community colleges.

NOTE: The Annual Legislative Conference, scheduled January 26-27, 2020, is held in conjunction with the Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, January 24-26, 2020. Separate registration is required.


Registration for the 2020 Legislative Conference is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend 

Trustees, CEOs, PIOs, and community college advocates interested in legislation that impacts California's community colleges should attend the League's Annual Legislative Conference. The conference educates attendees on important state and federal legislation and policy initiatives; provides attendees with the opportunity to shape statewide policies and federal advocacy agenda; and offers sessions with key members of the California State Legislature and staff.


Registration for the 2020 Legislative Conference is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org.


Full Conference - $590
The full conference registration fee includes all workshops and sessions, as well as all conference meals and receptions.

Advocacy Team - $480
To encourage advocacy among our colleges, we offer a discounted rate of $480 per person for teams of five (5) or more. Examples of Advocacy Teams include a trustee, faculty member, administrator, classified member and a student from the same college OR any combination of participants from the same college. A separate registration form must be completed for each individual and should be purchased on the same day.

Student/Large Advocacy Team - $415
For students or teams of 15 or more, we offer a discounted rate of $415 per person. To qualify, each team must be from the same college. A separate registration form must be completed for each individual and should be purchased on the same day.

Sunday, January 26 (One-day registration) - $370
This full-day registration fee includes all conference workshops, sessions, and meals on Sunday, January 26.

Monday, January 27 (One-day registration) - $350
This full-day registration fee includes all conference workshops, sessions, and meals on Monday, January 27.

Guest Meals - Legislative Conference:

  • Sunday Luncheon - $90
  • Sunday Reception - $80
  • Monday Breakfast - $63


Full payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. Online registration will close on Friday, January 17, or when space fills.

Registration Cancellation Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at sadie@ccleague.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 17, 2020.



The schedule is subject to change.


Sunday, January 26

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.               Registration   Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            CEOCCC Board Meeting   Falor

10:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.         League Board Meeting   Falor

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          Concurrent Sessions 

  • How Sacramento Restricts Funding for Schools and Community Colleges with Unjustified Tax Credits   Carr
  • Key Misperceptions of Financial Aid Policy Restricts the Ability of Low-Income Students to Attend School   Tofanelli
  • Real Solutions to Real Challenges: Housing Recommendations from the Affordability Taskforce   Compagno
  • Dual Enrollment as a Strategy for Equity   Bataglieri

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.            Opening Keynote/Lunch General Session: Disruption or Innovation? 

Camellia/Gardenia                   A Conversation About the Changing Landscape of Higher Education  


  • Edward Bush, President, Cosumnes River College
  • Monica Lozano, President & CEO, College Futures Foundation
  • Maria Anguiano, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Arizona State University

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Concurrent Sessions 

  • Impact of Decisions Made at the Federal Level to Our Students and Institutions   Carr
  • Community Colleges and Student Engagement: Fostering a Civic Ethos for Democratic Action   Tofanelli
  • How One College is Leveraging Recent State Policies to Improve Outcomes―Cosumnes River College Opt-Out Initiative   Compagno
  • Re-Engaging Adults at Shasta College   Bataglieri

2:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.              General Session  

Camellia/Gardenia                  Advancing a Budget with Students at the Center: Community College Budget Update

Opening Remarks: Assemblymember McCarty


  • Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
  • Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint CCD
  • Marlene Garcia, Executive Director, California Student Aid Commission
  • Chris Ferguson, Education Systems Unit, Department of Finance;
  • Jim Austin, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Student Centered Funding Formula

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.              Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Initiative   Beavis

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.             Joint Caucuses Meeting   Tofanelli

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.             Special Interest Group Meetings

  • San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association (SDICCCA)   Compagno
  • African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT)   Baker
  • California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC)   Tofanelli
  • McCallum Group   Bataglieri
  • California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA)   Carr
  • Asian Pacific Islander Trustees and Administrators (APITA)   Bondi
  • LGBTQ+ Caucus   Hendricks
  • Central Valley Community College Caucus   Kamilos

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.              League 30th Celebration Kick-Off Reception   Magnolia


Monday, January 27

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Registration   Ballroom Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.              Breakfast Buffet   2nd Floor Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Concurrent Sessions 

  • Supporting Our Students: Expanding Campus Mental Health Programs   Carr
  • Implementing and Advocating for College Focused Rapid Rehousing: How Colleges and Housing
    Providers Can Create Homes for Homeless Students   Tofanelli
  • A Conversation With Key Capitol Staff   Compagno 
  • League Advocacy & Talking Points Training   Bataglieri

9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            General Session and Keynote Speaker: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra   Camellia/Gardenia

10:35 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.         General Session and Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis   Camellia/Gardenia

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Legislator Town Hall: A Conversation with Senator Richard Roth  Camellia/Gardenia

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Grab-N-Go Lunch   Ballroom Foyer

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Legislative Visits    Capitol

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Capitol Briefing (Conversation to Action: Vision for Success Diversity Task Force)  Capitol Room 447

Meeting time & Room location is subject to change.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The reserved room block for conference attendees is NOW FULL. You can still book a room at the Sheraton Grand but at their regular hotel room rates. Click on the hotel link below to book a room.

Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street 
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700

Below is a list of additional nearby hotels. We encourage you to look up their rates to find the best price to fit your budget:

Residence Inn Downtown Sacramento Capitol Park
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Citizen Hotel
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena
Sterling Hotel
Best Western Sutter House
Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center


Travel Information

Please visit the Sacramento Sheraton Grand’s website for driving directions, location, area recreation, and activities.

Shuttle Service
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Airport Super Shuttle Service to the Sheraton Grand is $18. Use this link to make your shuttle reservation. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.

For registered guests, parking at the hotel is $25 per day for self-parking and $32 per day for valet parking.  For daily guests, parking at the hotel is $30 per day for self-parking and $34 per day for valet parking.

Capitol Briefing

Capitol Briefing

Conversation to Action: Vision for Success Diversity Task Force
California State Capitol
Monday, January 27
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) have engaged in a partnership to address the inherent biases that exist in all institutions, including our systemic structures. To that end, the Board of Governors has called a special task force co-chaired by the ASCCC and CCCCO that made recommendations for improvement at the September 2019 Board of Governors meeting. In addition, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) standing committee is in the process of re-evaluating the regulations for EEO compliance with this same mindset. Join us for a rich dialog about how we can improve our institutions and better serve our students and the state of California.

Session Materials

Session Materials

Sunday, January 26

Monday, January 27

If you would like to add your PowerPoint Presentation to this list, please contact Laura Murrell at laura@ccleague.org.