Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara has been elected to the office of first vice president for the League of California Cities.
The league is an association of city officials from around the state who work together to exchange information and combine resources with the goal of protecting local control of cities.
Ferrara was elected second vice president in 2012 and has served in that position for the past year. Next September he will become league president.
First elected to the Arroyo Grande City Council in 1998, Ferrara has been elected mayor six times since 2002. He spent 42 years in law enforcement and emergency management training and planning at the county and state levels, and served for 12 years as a military policeman and helicopter pilot in the Army National Reserves.
José Cisneros of Sacramento was elected the leagues 2014 president. Stockton Council Member Katherine Miller was elected second vice president.