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CCBSA stands for California Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Association.  CCBSA is a professional association that provides a forum for professional growth, an alliance among and between Clerks of the Board statewide, an active voice in statewide legislation, an opportunity to seek best practices among colleagues and the global knowledgebase to carryout the varied functions of the Clerk of the Board.


In 1983, four (4) Clerks of the Board, John Taylor, San Francisco; Bill Mehrwein, Alameda County; Don Rains, Santa Clara County and Darlene Bloom, Fresno County decided to form an association to foster professional growth, to network ideas and solutions among participants and to take a proactive role in statewide issues and legislation.*   They also felt it was necessary that the association work closely with their Supervisors and CSAC.  The association was formed as an affiliate of CSAC and had its first meeting in San Diego in 1984.

The CCBSA provides an annual Clerk's Institute and mentoring program.  This is especially helpful to new Clerks of the Board.  Additionally, the Association has two conferences annually, one in the Spring/Summer, known as the President's Conference and one in conjunction with the CSAC annual conference.  Both conferences offer best practices workshops; group roundtable discussions; leadership/professional growth workshops; focused topic presentations such as the Brown Act, Public Records Act, workflow automation, records retention schedules and more.  The Association also developed a "Clerks Resource Manual" which is particularly useful to newly appointed Clerks of the Board.


There are many "Members Only" benefits of CCBSA.  Being a CCBSA members provides resources to poll or survey other counties on their practices, creates a forum to obtain statewide "best practices" information; provides mentorships to assist newly appointed Clerks, encourages collaboration and networking of Clerks from across the State, provides opportunities for sharing information on statewide issues and legislation that have a direct affect on Clerk of the Board operations and  provides access to various educational and professional growth opportunities.


Effective in 2009, the dues structure is based on the CSAC designation of counties as rural, subsurabn or urban as follows:

$200/year for Rural Counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera,Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Plumas, San Benito, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yuba

$250/year for Suburban Counties: Butte, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Kern, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare Yolo

$300/year for Urban Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Ventura 

In 2011, the membership voted Clerk Emeritus membership, at no cost, in recognition of their contributions to the organization. 


Membership to the CCBSA is by County.  You pay one membership fee and all persons within the County that perform the functions of the Clerk of the Board have access to Association activities and benefits. So, if you are a Clerk of the Board or Deputy Clerk of the Board or any individual carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of the Board function, your County may join the Association.  Contact Michelle Baldwin (Tulare), CCBSA 2012 Treasurer for more information.

 Click CCBSA 2013 Membership Form to download a copy of the membership form.

*John is retired and continues to assist the association and its members. Darlene Bloom, then Richards, went on to serve as Clerk of the Board in Alameda County following the retirement of Bill and then became the Clerk of the Board in Orange County and is now retired.   Don passed away in June 1999; and Bill passed away in May 2007.