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Pleasanton Councilman Thorne earns National League of Cities award

Recognized for achieving Bronze level in organization's leadership program

Pleasanton Vice Mayor Jerry Thorne will be recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for reaching the Bronze level in its Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program, it was announced Friday.

The award will be presented in Denver at the NLC's annual Congress of Cities in December.

The NLC established the leadership program in 1999 with its primary purpose to recognize and acknowledge excellence in leadership by NLC members, according to Amanda M. Straub, a spokeswoman for the Washington, D.C.-based organization. The NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages throughout the U.S.

--Jeb Bing

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Posted by SnapShot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Congratulations Jerry. An honor well deserved.


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Posted by Pat Frizzell
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:22 pm

I have known Jerry Thorne for quite a while. He is a kind, compassionate,level-headed, reliable and dedicated patriot, citizen and City Councilman....all fine qualities for a leader. Congratulations on your award, Jerry!!


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Posted by Tami Jenkins
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Congratulations Jerry! You truly are a patriot and Leader. You are a great example for your city and you deserve this award. Thanks for all you do!!


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Posted by Jane Bowen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2010 at 7:49 am

You have been tireless in recognizing others for their contributions to our community, especially in welcoming our troops home. It is time to Thank You for your dedication & service! Congratulations on this well deserved award!


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Posted by Amy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:01 am

I don't know Mr. Thorne, but congratulations.

However, the initial article left much to be desired. What specifically are the "achievements" that Mr. Thorne is being recognized for?


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Posted by Chris and Tracey Buescher
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:17 am

Jerry - Congratulations on this very well deserved award. Your heartfelt commitment and dedication to our community and our military families is truly appreciated. You are a true leader. Congratulations


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

Jerry -- many congrats on receiving this excellent recognition -- your dedication to representing the City of Pleasanton at the Welcome Home ceremonies done in Pleasanton is exceptional -- whether it is in 100 degree heat in August or a cold, rainy night in December you and your faithful wife Sandy are always there for our local returning combat Veterans from Pleasanton. God Bless you for your faithful support of these outstanding men and women from Pleasanton.


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Posted by Donna Willy
a resident of Mission Park
on Aug 27, 2010 at 5:42 am

Congratulations Jerry!


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Posted by Uncle George
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:42 am

What I remember Jerry Thorne for is that he was in favor of and/or voted for:
- Putting an interchange on I680 at Las Positas
- Approving Stoneridge Drive to be opened up to Livermore so that Pleasanton gets another huge dose of cut-through traffic
- Approving the Oak Hills development
- Approving most other developments that have come before the council
These votes are against the wishes of a majority of Pleasantonians.

I also note that a significant portion of his campaign contributions are coming from developers and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (whose $$$ seem to control the Mayor and Council elections in recent years).

Might this suggest that Jerry's interests lie with developers and not with his constituents? Might that suggest that he should be voted out of office?


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Posted by Vote Them Out
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

I and 4 other voting members of my Family agree with Uncle George. We need new blood and independent thinkers on our Council. We don't need a rubber stamp! We need representatives, who will vote on the merit of each issue and not on how the money wants for them to vote! Just because you show up for Military Families, doesn't mean you have good decision making skills. Many fine citizens attend these homecomings and many do not support Thorne's decion making. Just because you receive the support of a handful of Chamber Board members, does not mean 900 other members endorse you also.


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Posted by Chuck Wiedel
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:31 am

By whatever criteria was used, I'm very confident this recognition was well deserved! Congratulations, Jerry!


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Posted by kathynarum
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Uncle George, Jerry Thorne has NEVER supported the West Las Positas interchange. I live on the westside of town and can assure you that I would not have supported him if in fact he had been in support of the interchange.


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Posted by Uncle George
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

kathynarum,

I suggest you do your research. You will find that when Jerry Thorne began his campaign for City Council, he was a strong supporter of the I680 / Las Positas interchange.


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Posted by kathynarum
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Uncle George, I think you have Jerry Thorne confused with the other candidate, Bob Wright, that ran during the first election Jerry ran in. You may not be aware but I have been his campaign treasurer for ALL of his campaigns and I am well aware of what his positions have been and are today. He never supported the West Las Positas interchange.


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Posted by Guess Who
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Kathy Narum,

I noticed that when you and Cheryl C.K. had articles in the PW, you hardly had any posts for or against you. I found that odd. Is that because the two of you are creating most of the mean posts - back and forth in the forum?

Regarding Jerry Thorne, I am proud of his support of our Veterans! I don't always agree with him, but for Veterans, he is A#1.


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Posted by Sharon Morris
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Wonderful Man. Well deserved honor.

He is a great person in this community.


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Posted by Judy Lloyd
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Jerry Thorne is an exceptional public servant who puts people first! I am just thrilled that he is receiving this leadership award. He has done a great deal to help our returning veterans and is a pragmatic, fiscally responsible steward for Pleasanton. My business moved to next door San Ramon but I was always a fan of Jerry's work for the community.


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