Local Councils

Nineteen local Councils for the Social Studies are affiliated with CCSS. Select the one nearest you when you apply for CCSS membership. Some Local Councils are more active than others. To become a member of an active affiliated Council, contact your area Vice President to make contact with other interested social studies educators. In active Councils, officers are elected by the membership. Then the officers submit a budget, a calendar, a roster of officers, and affiliation papers to the Executive Secretary by August 30. Local Council reaffiliation is affirmed by the CCSS Board of Directors at the September meeting. On the map below, interested members can see how their local county office of education region relates to California Council for the Social Studies areas and Local Councils.

Northern Area - (L.C = Local Council)

Northern Area V.P - Denise Findlay

Region 1 Director:  Cricket Kidwell 

Local Councils :

Northwest Coast (L.C#10) and Redwood Empire(L.C#33)

Counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma

Region 2  Director:  Sonya Ross 

Local Council : North State (L.C#6)

Counties: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

Region 3 Director:  Letty Kraus

Local Council : Greater Sacramento Area (L.C#8) President:  Letty Kraus

Counties: Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba

Region 4 Directors:  Ben Chaika, Natalie Wojinski

Local Councils : San Francisco (L.C #11) President:  Ben Chaika, Marin (L.C #19), East Bay (L.C#1) President Avi Black, and San Mateo (L.C#21)

Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, San Mateo

Central Area - (L.C = Local Council)

Central Area V.P. - Mary Janzen

Region 5 Director:  Denisha Connett

Local Council : Santa Clara (L.C#14)

Counties: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz

Region 6 Director:  Stella Estrada

Local Council : Golden Valley (L.C#31) President:  Veray Wickham

Counties:Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Toulomne

Region 7 Director:  Mark Riendl 

Local Council : San Joaquin Valley (L.C#12) President:  Mike Lebsock

Counties:Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare

Region 8 Director:  Ruth Luevanos

Local Councils : Kern (L.C#28), and Central Coast (L.C#32)

Counties:Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Southern Area - (L.C = Local Council)

Southern Area V.P. - Tracy Middleton

Region 9 Director:  Cheryl Rehome, Deborah Granger

Local Councils : Greater San Diego Area (L.C#9) President:  Cheryl Rehome and Orange County (L.C#18)

Counties: San Diego, Imperial, Orange

Region 10 Director:  Nancy Noble, Maureen Johnson

Local Councils : Inland Empire, Baldy Vista (L.C#7) President: Maureen Johnson

Counties: Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino

Region 11 Director:  Damon Huss

Local Councils : Southern California Social Studies Association/Los Coyotes (L.C. #16) President:  James Keipp, and Orange County (L.C. #18)

Counties: Los Angeles, Orange