SOURCE: League of California Cities

November 19, 2007 17:48 ET

Hemet Council Member Robin Lowe Elected to National League of Cities Board of Directors

Lowe Begins a Two-Year Term on a Platform of NLC Membership Expansion and Increased Visibility

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - The National League of Cities (NLC) elected Hemet City Council Member Robin Lowe to their board of directors. The election was held Saturday, Nov. 17, at the culmination of the NLC annual conference in New Orleans, La. Lowe will serve until 2010.

San Diego Council Member Jim Madaffer, president of the League of California Cities, described Lowe as an incredible asset to the NLC board. "Robin has the energy and experience NLC needs. She will do a fabulous job for NLC and for California," said Madaffer following the election.

A four-time mayor of Hemet, Lowe was elected to the city council in 1994. She chairs the county's Local Agency Formation Commission and this week will end her term as chair of Riverside County's Habitat Conservation Agency. She also served as chair of the Riverside County Transportation Commission (2004-05).

Lowe has served on the League of California Cities board since 2000. She is a former president of the Riverside County Division, past president of the League's Mayor/Council Member Department and a past chair of the League's policy committee on transportation, communication and public works.

League of California Cities Executive Director Chris McKenzie described Lowe as an anchor of the state League board. "Robin's experience in transportation and environmental policy has been a tremendous asset to the League. We call on her to testify before the California Legislature on behalf of cities frequently."

Lowe noted that California will have five members on NLC's 40-member board of directors. "I am honored to be elected," Lowe said, "and look forward to serving with my California colleagues, especially Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, who was elected NLC 2nd Vice President at the time I was chosen."

In her campaign speech, Lowe pledged to focus on expanding NLC membership and raising the visibility of the organization. "NLC should be the foremost voice for cities on the national stage," Lowe said. "I want to help make that happen."

The National League of Cities is an association of the nation's cities and state municipal leagues. Representing more than 19,000 cities, towns and villages, NLC was founded in 1924.

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