Assistant Executive Director, Governmental Relations
Dennis Meyers joined California School Boards Association in December 2011 as the Assistant Executive Director, Governmental Relations. Meyers is responsible for the development and implementation of the association's political and legislative strategies. In addition, he heads the team of legislative advocates responsible for the communication of CSBA's policies and position in the legislative and regulatory arenas. The governmental relations department analyzes all proposed legislation which impacts K-12 public education and represents the interests of the association's members to the Legislature, governor, Congress, White House and appropriate state and federal regulatory agencies.
Meyers last served as assistant executive director, advocacy and policy, for the California Association of School Business Officials. From 1998 to 2004, he was also a legislative advocate and then assistant to executive director of government and media relations at the Association of California School Administrators, where he directed the association's political, policy and media relations activities. Meyers has also been a business owner, serving as president of his own mortgage company.
Meyers began his career in K-12 education as a school board member in West Sacramento in 1981 at the age of 21. He served in the Washington Unified School District Board of Education for five years. During his time on the school board, Dennis was elected for a term as Board President, President of the Yolo County School Boards Association, and to the Delegate Assembly of CSBA.
Meyers is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, with a bachelor's degree in economics and government and holds the Certified Association Executive designation granted by the American Society of Association Executives. He is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT.