2024 CivicWell Policymakers Conference at Yosemite - CivicWell


2024 CivicWell Policymakers Conference

March 14-17, 2024

The 32nd annual CivicWell Policymakers Conference will be held March 14-17, 2024 in Yosemite National Park.

Since 1991, the CivicWell Policymakers Conference has gathered local elected officials from across California in an inspiring and collaborative environment.

This intimate gathering brings together over 100 mayors, city council members, and county supervisors in the majestic setting of Yosemite National Park. The event is designed to support local elected officials with tools and partnership opportunities to implement innovative solutions locally.

From climate resilience and clean energy to affordable housing and social equity, the conference explores sustainable and practical tools to address the complex issues we face.


New Partners and Big Ideas

Climate disaster mitigation and recovery. Sustainable transportation infrastructure. Environmental justice. Long-term community resilience. 

Complex issues require out-of-the-box approaches. The most impactful initiatives may rely on multi-sector partnerships, bipartisan collaborations, and transformative thinking.

California is at an inflection point. This year has been marked by extreme weather events along with unprecedented levels of federal and state infrastructure investment. As local leaders advocate for the health, safety, and future of our communities, now is the time to learn from one another and collaborate on the solutions we need to meet the moment.

At this 32nd annual CivicWell Policymakers Conference, we will hear from visionary public and private sector leaders on what’s worked and what’s to come. We will share best practices to support innovative local projects. We will explore new ideas for groundbreaking win-win partnerships.


The conference will take place from Thursday evening, March 14th to Sunday morning, March 17th. The agenda will be updated as speakers are confirmed. All conference sessions will be held in the Garden Terrace Room at the Yosemite Valley Lodge.

Tentative Agenda


  • Evening: Welcome Reception with networking activities


  • Morning: Opening remarks, interactive panel, regional roundtable
  • Afternoon: Open time with optional activities
  • Evening: Interactive session


  • Morning: Interactive panels, networking discussion sessions
  • Afternoon: Open time with optional activities
  • Evening: Interactive session


  • Morning: Closing Plenary and keynote speaker


Registration open now!

This conference is for elected officials only. If you are not an elected official but would like to attend, we invite you to explore our sponsorship opportunities below.

Register before December 11 to get the Early Bird Rate!

Level Early Bird Rate  Regular Rate
Members $600 $750
Non-Members $700 $850
Registration with added CivicWell Membership* $750 $900

*Special Note About Member Discount

Become a CivicWell member today! Individual memberships are $150, but if you add on a membership below you automatically get the member registration rate for the conference. This applies both for new members and for membership renewal. Because the member registration rate is $100 less than the non-member rate, the additional total for a year of membership is only $50!

CivicWell members receive event discounts, webinars with case studies on climate resilience and capacity-building projects, resources, and timely information about funding opportunities.



A limited number of scholarships are available. If you are interested in requesting a scholarship, contact Kelsey Wolf-Cloud.


Cancellation Policy

Registrations may be canceled up until February 23, 2024. The cancellation fee is $100.

In lieu of cancellation, registration may be transferred to another elected official at any time before March 7, 2024 free of charge by contacting hkillion@civicwell.org. After March 7, no refunds will be offered.



The 2024 CivicWell Policymakers Conference will be held at the Yosemite Valley Lodge in Yosemite National Park.

A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate using our group code 14Q66O at both the Yosemite Valley Lodge and the Ahwahnee Hotel. Our group rate for the Yosemite Valley Lodge is $300/night, and $616/night for the Ahwahnee Hotel. Book soon, as these will sell out!

If you would like to reserve a room, visit travelyosemite.com or contact the hotel’s reservations office at 888-413-8869 option 1 and reserve a room from our block using the group code 14Q66O. You can find detailed instructions here.



To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, view the Sponsorship Brochure and contact Kelsey Wolf-Cloud at kwolfcloud@civicwell.org for information.

Download the Sponsorship Brochure

For More Information

For questions about registration and logistics, please contact:
Heather Killion
(916) 448-1198  x303


For questions about sponsorship or the program, please contact:
Kelsey Wolf-Cloud

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Electriq Power

Tarana Wireless


Southern California Edison

The San Diego Foundation