This will be Thorne's first trip as mayor with the other four local city leaders, an annual trip that has often resulted in additional federal funding for Tri-Valley roadways and programs.
It will also be the mayors' first meeting with newly elected Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), who now represents the 15th Congressional District.
Thorne said that while in Washington he will attend the winter meeting of the U.S. Mayors Conference and the inauguration next week of President Barack Obama to his second term in office.
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