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For Immediate Release  • February 20, 2014
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840

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Council Members Santos and Finley Appointed to Political Committees


February 20, 2014 - Two Longmont City Council Members were recently appointed to two different political committees.

Council Member Bonnie Finley has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.

As a member of the committee, Finley, who will serve a one-year term, will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

For more information about NLC’s visit

Council Member Gabe Santos has been appointed to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Administrative Committee.

The Administrative Committee, which oversees the regional council’s fiscal, contractual and personnel operations, is composed of DRCOG’s officers and representatives of each county and city in the region with populations exceeding 120,000. The remaining members are elected directly by the DRCOG Board.

Joining Santos on the committee and serving one-year terms are:

The Denver Regional Council of Governments is a nonprofit collaborative association governed by a Board of Directors representing county and municipal governments. Board members work together to make life better in the Denver region for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. Through Metro Vision, the plan to manage growth over the next 25 years, the region’s local governments work cooperatively to address development, land use, transportation, environmental quality and older adult issues.