Loren to be recognized by League of California Cities

Jesse Loren will be recognized by the League of California Cities (LCC) at their annual conference on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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Winters City Council Member Jesse Loren will be recognized for her accomplishments in leadership by the League of California Cities (LCC) at their annual conference on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Loren, who, after her first term as council member is up for re-election in March, will complete the second level of the LCC’s Mayors and Council Members Leadership Academy Torch Program.

The LCC, an association of California mayors and council members who work together to advocate for cities and influence policy in Sacramento and Washington D.C., will honor Loren and other elected officials as they progress through three levels: Leadership, Advanced Leadership and Leadership in Action.

Mayors and council members progress by demonstrating their dedication to enhancing knowledge and skills needed to better serve the public, according to the Torch Program’s website.

Loren said she was initially reluctant to participate in the Torch Program because of her full schedule, which includes serving on seven City of Winters subcommittees, such as the Hispanic Advisory Committee, but learned that she already qualified based her achievements since her first term began in 2016.

“I was surprised that in four years of being elected I’d done so much,” Loren said.

Loren will serve as the city’s delegate to the LCC’s three-day conference in Sacramento this week, where she is about to start her second two-year term on the LCC Board of Directors, in addition to having served on the Environmental Policy Committee for three years, a year each on the Housing and Community Policy Committees, another two on the Women’s Caucus, and as secretary and second vice president of the of the Sacramento Valley Region.

Her involvement with the LCC began through her appointment to the Winters Water Resources subcommittee. Loren joined in opposition to state policy that set what she and the League called unreasonably high restrictions on compounds containing hexavalent chromium—or chromium-6—which exceed World Health Organization (WHO) requirements and placed undue financial burden on municipalities.

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