There was no birthday cake, no flowers, no balloons or anything like that.

But this week marked a monumental moment, as PublicCEO celebrates a year of daily publishing. Thousands of local government articles later, there’s a lot to be thankful for.

Half-a-million local government professionals have visited since we launched last April. The site has become a leader for statewide city, county and special districts news. Each day, we reach 15,000 public administrators in California, providing breaking news, commentary, staff reports and a jobs board.

The site continues to grow.

We’ve been supported by a growing number of quality partners and the many cities and counties that have advertised on our jobs board. To those, thank you. I also appreciate the many e-mails and phone calls I have received from our readers throughout the state. Keep ’em coming!

In our second year, we’ll strive to continue timely local government news and remain your first source for everything going on statewide.

If you are interested in being a partner, please send me an e-mail to or call me at 916.333.5285.

Also, be sure to sign up any colleagues in local government by clicking here.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

– James Spencer, Editor

James Spencer is the Editor of He can be reached at