Pleasanton Weekly

News - February 11, 2011

3rd term for Thorne on National League of Cities committee

Councilman to help shape federal policy positions

by Jeb Bing

National League of Cities President James Mitchell Jr. has announced the appointment of Pleasanton City Councilman Jerry Thorne to his third term on the organization's Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy steering committee, which helps to develop federal policy positions in the areas of community and economic development, financial institutions, international trade, housing, land use and recreation.

As a member of the committee, Thorne will play a key role in shaping the League's policy positions, while advocating on behalf of America's cities and towns on Capitol Hill, with the Administration and at home, according to a press release issued by the city of Pleasanton.

"Participation with the policy committee gives Pleasanton a voice on Capitol Hill in matters of importance to our city's economic development," Thorne said. "It also allows me the opportunity to interact with elected leaders from all over the country and bring home to Pleasanton the best ideas for community and economic development."

Thorne also was reappointed to the League's Environmental Quality Policy Committee, which represents cities and towns across California with the state legislature in matters related to environmental quality.

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