2022 Annual Legislative Conference
Similar to all of you, the League is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updates and guidelines as the Omicron Variant increases new cases of COVID-19. The League is taking increased precautions to safeguard your health and safety at the 2022 Annual Legislative Conference, January 30-31 in Sacramento. As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, this event is still scheduled to be in-person unless or until Governor Newsom or the CDPH prohibits in-person gatherings in numbers affecting our conference.
All registrants who attend in-person League events are required to be fully vaccinated (have received the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine) OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the event. Fully vaccinated registrants will be asked to verify their vaccination status when registering for the event and will be asked to show proof on-site at the registration desk upon check-in. Unvaccinated registrants will need to provide their negative COVID-19 test results on-site before entering the event meeting space. In addition, masks will be required for the duration of the event. Click here to review our full COVID-19 Policy.
The League's Annual Legislative Conference provides an opportunity for California Community College advocates to connect and meet with members of the State Legislature at the start of the advocacy season. We invite you to join us in Sacramento for the League’s first in-person event since Spring 2020. Every year, this conference includes discussions surrounding hot topic legislative issues that provide a chance for colleges and districts to engage with legislators.
This year our theme is Investing in Students for an Equitable Recovery. We are continuing our advocacy for an "E-shaped" or equitable recovery as we respond to and rebound from, the pandemic while prioritizing the needs of our students. This is an essential component of our main areas of focus, which include:
- Increasing funding for our institutions
- Prioritizing Diversity Equity and Inclusion throughout our system
- Responding to the multitude of challenges created by COVID-19
We hope you will join us in Sacramento this January as we advocate for our colleges and districts to receive equitable funding to support the students they serve.
NOTE: This conference is held in conjunction with the Effective Trusteeship and Board Chair Workshops, January 28-30, 2022. Separate registration is required.
Who Should Attend
California Community College administrators, staff, faculty, and students who are interested in advocating for state dollars and legislation that impacts their college or district at the state level should consider attending the League's Annual Legislative Conference. In particular, we invite trustees, CEOs, PIOs, Government Relations Liaisons, and student leaders to attend.
The conference offers attendees the following:
- An overview of important state and federal legislation and policy initiatives
- The opportunity to shape statewide policies and federal advocacy agenda
- Sessions with key members of the California State Legislature and staff
Full Conference - $645
The full conference registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, meals, and receptions.
Advocacy Team - $525
To encourage advocacy among our colleges, we offer a discounted rate of $525 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. Registration must be completed for each individual on the same day.
Student/Large Advocacy Team - $455
For students or teams of 15 or more, we offer a discounted rate of $455 per person. To qualify, each team must be from the same college. Registration must be completed for each individual on the same day.
Sunday, January 30 (One-day registration) - $399
This full-day registration fee includes all conference sessions, meals, and the reception on Sunday, January 30.
Monday, January 31 (One-day registration) - $385
This full-day registration fee includes all conference sessions and meals on Monday, January 31.
Guest Meals - Legislative Conference Only:
- Sunday Luncheon - $95
- Sunday Reception - $85
- Monday Breakfast - $69
Registration will close on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Contact Sadie Brown at email@example.com for registration questions.
Registration Cancellation Policy:
All refund requests must be made in writing. To request a refund for your registration email Sadie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $50 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 14, 2022.
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Rooms at the contracted room rate are no longer available, but rooms at the hotel may still be booked and should be made directly through the hotel website.
Hotel Reservation Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to a one-night stay will be charged at the time the guest room reservation is made. Upon check-in, it will be applied to the guest’s bill. Deposits paid by guests are refundable if a cancellation notice is received by the hotel by or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2021, and a cancellation number is obtained.
Additional Nearby Hotels
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
Please visit the Sacramento Sheraton Grand’s website for driving directions, location, area recreation and activities.
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. Use this link to make your pick-up reservation with Super Shuttle. Shuttle service picks up outside the airport terminals.
Uber and Lyft also pick up from the Sacramento International Airport. Download their respective apps to book transportation to and from the airport.
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.
The schedule is subject to change.
Sunday, January 30
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Building Stronger Communities Through Student Housing
- Call to Action: How to Be a Champion for Critical Financial Aid Reform
- Expanding Access to Community College Baccalaureate Degrees: Positioning Your College for the Workforce of the Future
- Student Panel: Understanding Student Needs through the Lens of their Experience
11:45 A.M. - 1:15 PM
Where Did All the Students Go? An Enrollment Puzzle
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Connecting Students to Careers: An Update on Workforce Development Proposals
- Making Our Voices Heard: The Importance of Collaborative Advocacy
- What's Really Working? Innovative Solutions to Addressing Basic Needs
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Community College Budget and Fiscal Update
4:15 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
[VIRTUAL] African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Meeting
5:15 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Meeting
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January 31
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
[VIRTUAL] Joint Caucus
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Meeting
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
- Federal Targeted Resources to Increase Services to Your Students and Communities
- Talking Points for an Effective Legislative Meeting
- What's Next for Higher Education
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
A Conversation with Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
[VIRTUAL] California Community College Women's Caucus (CCCWC) Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
[VIRTUAL] Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (APITA) Meeting
Corporate Partners & Sponsors
The Community College League of California would like to thank our Corporate Partners and Conference Sponsors. The sponsorship package of benefits provides effective ways for promoting your services through advertisements, events, and special articles on select League communication platforms. For more information, click here.
For questions about sponsorships, please contact Lisa Mealoy, Chief Operating Officer, at email@example.com.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, access to the State Capitol will likely be limited in January. During the Annual Legislative Conference, the League will provide meeting space for colleges and districts to meet with their legislators. Colleges and districts have been divided into the following areas/regions. Each area/region will be given a meeting space between 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. To schedule a legislator for your meeting space, please contact your Meeting Space Coordinator (listed below).
NOTE: The League will not be responsible for scheduling any meetings with legislators. Meeting space will only be provided during the hours listed above to the 11 areas/regions. If you wish to have a more private meeting space with just your advocacy team, you will need to find your own meeting space in Sacramento.
For questions contact, Andrew Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 League Policy Platform
Below are advanced copies of the League’s advocacy briefing materials:
Region/Area 1 – Andree Blanchier, email@example.com
Region/Area 2 – Rachel Larsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region/Area 3 – TBD
Region/Area 4 – Becky Bartindale, email@example.com
Region/Area 5 – TBD
Region/Area 6 – Kristin Fabos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region/Area 7 – Miya Walker, email@example.com
Region/Area 8 – Alex Boekelheide, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region/Area 9 – TBD
Region/Area 10 – Kai Stearns, email@example.com
Region/Area 11/SDICCCA – Jack Beresford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective November 15, 2021, all registrants who attend in-person League events are required to be fully vaccinated (have received the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine) OR show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the start of the event. Fully vaccinated registrants will be asked to verify their vaccination status when registering for the event and will be asked to show proof on-site at the registration desk upon check-in. Unvaccinated registrants will need to provide their negative COVID-19 test results on-site before entering the event meeting space.
Acceptable proof of the COVID-19 vaccine must include one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine OR two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, as well as the registrant’s first and last name. Digital (including photos) and paper copy vaccination cards will be allowed.
To receive a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record from the California Department of Public Health, go to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/. For a video tutorial on how to receive it, click here.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result must include the registrant’s first and last name, birthdate, and show a negative result taken within the last 72 hours. The type of test can be an antigen or PCR/NAAT test for COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2. The test should be administered by a laboratory or healthcare provider. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as “home test,” is not acceptable. Registered attendees can provide a printed or digital copy of their test results.
Masks will be required for the duration of the event. Registrants will receive logistical information via email, including safety and prevention measures, before arrival.
POLICY UPDATED: January 11, 2022
For questions about the caucus meetings schedule, contact Rina Kasim at email@example.com.
Sunday, January 30
4:15 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. African American California Community College Trustees (AACCCT) Caucus Zoom only
5:15 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. California Association of Latino Community College Trustees and Administrators (CALCCTA) Caucus
Monday, January 31
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Joint Caucus Meeting Zoom only
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. California Community Colleges Veterans Caucus (CCCVC) Hybrid
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. California Community College Women's Caucus (CCCWC) Zoom only
2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Asian Pacific Islander Trustees & Administrators Caucus (APITA) Zoom only
Please note that the Central Valley Community College CEO Caucus (CVCCCC) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Caucus will not be meeting this time.