SOURCE: League of California Cities

August 15, 2005 20:04 ET

League of California Cities Announces New Director of Education and Training

SACRAMENTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- The League of California Cities is proud to announce that Tracy Petrillo has joined the organization as its new director of education and training.

Ms. Petrillo comes to the League after serving as Director of Professional Development with the American Dietetic Association (ADA) in Chicago, Ill. During her four years with ADA, Tracy planned conferences that hosted more than 10,000 attendees, coordinated and managed adult learning opportunities for the 70,000 members of ADA, and has been an innovator in developing concepts for professional development.

"We're excited to have Tracy join our family," said League Executive Director Chris McKenzie. "I'm confident that her wealth of experience, record of success, and positive attitude will maintain and enhance the high level of training and educational opportunities the League provides."

Ms. Petrillo holds a master's degree from Marywood University in Scranton, Penn., and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University in University Park, Penn. She also has 15 credits completed towards a doctorate in adult education.

Tracy's hiring follows the retirement of the highly respected former director of education and training, Terry Dugan. Dugan served the League for more than 30 years, beginning as a staff assistant in 1972.

"Terry Dugan's creativity and dedication to the League won the affection and appreciation of city officials throughout California, and helped our organization become one of the most respected municipal leagues in the nation," said McKenzie. "We'll miss him, and we wish him well."

The League of California Cities is a statewide association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and professional skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.

Formed in 1898, the League was one of the principal sponsors of Proposition 1A -- the statewide ballot measure to protect local funds from state takeaways -- which passed in November 2004 with almost 84 percent of the vote.

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