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Homeier Appointed To NLC Leadership Institute Board

Estes Park Trustee Richard Homeier has been appointed to serve on the 2009 National League of Cities Leadership Training Council.

The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, the National League of Cities serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns it represents. More than 1,600 municipalities of all sizes pay dues to NLC and actively participate as leaders and voting members in the organization.

The Principal Mission of the Leadership Training Council is to provide guidance and direction of the National League of Cities’ Leadership Training Institute and to serve as a vehicle for the National League of Cities leadership positions.

The Leadership Training Council is essential to the overall guidance and direction of the Leadership Training Institute. Council members identify leadership development needs along with the professional trainers and recognized experts skilled in conducting the Leadership Training Institute seminars held in conjunction with the annual NLC Conferences. The Council provides guidance for all of the Leadership Training Seminars offered each year.

Since becoming a resident of Estes Park in 1998, Richard has been involved in various community enhancement projects. As a member and president (04-05) of the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary, he has donated much of his time to the club and community in a variety of activities. In addition he was a member of the Estes Park Salud Foundation Board of several years. In 2002 he was appointed to the Estes Valley Planning Commission, which he chaired in 2004, and he was elected as a Town Trustee in April 2006. Richard has been an optician in many capacities from wholesale laboratory, chain store manager, and international trainer, and he and his wife, Cathy, co-operate Optical Perspectives in Upper Stanley Village.

Regarding Trustee Homeier’s appointment to the Council, Mayor Bill Pinkham stated, “It’s an honor to have him represent Estes Park on the Council. We’ve discussed ways that our Board can benefit from his involvement and awareness of Leadership Training Council programs and instructional materials.”

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