Pleasanton Councilman Jerry Thorne wins 3rd term on National League of Cities committee

Group advocates for federal policies favorable to cities across country

National League of Cities President James Mitchell, Jr., has announced the appointment of Pleasanton City Council member Jerry Thorne to his third term on the organization's Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy steering committee.

The committee helps in developing 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 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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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Don't drink the "Kool Aid" Jerry. We need Independent Thinkers around here.

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Posted by Snapshot
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

Congrats Jerry!!

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Posted by Doug Miller
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

Jerry, thanks for your continuing service to our community.

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Posted by curious
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Feb 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Congratulations, Jerry. Well deserved I'm sure.

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