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Dec. 4, 2014


Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce Elected League of California Cities Second Vice President

Sacramento —Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce last Friday became second vice president of the League of California Cities. She succeeds Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael who became first vice president when Scotts Valley Council Member Stephany Aguilar assumed the League presidency. San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros remains immediate past president. The League officers will hold their offices until the League’s Annual Conference in fall 2015.   
“I am extremely honored to join the League’s leadership as second vice president. We are the voice of California’s hometowns and have a responsibility to invest in strong relationships with our state lawmakers and help shape statewide policies effecting local government. The League continues to work with state and local leaders to develop new economic development tools and resources to create jobs. California cities are recovering from the Great Recession but we still face challenges including aging infrastructure, unfunded liabilities and the need for more affordable housing,” said Council Member Mounce.
First elected to the Lodi City Council in 2004, Mounce has been appointed mayor twice. During her tenure on the Lodi City Council she has held many positions within the League of California Cities, including serving on the League board of directors, the League Audit Committee and League Administrative Services Policy Committee. She also served two terms as president of the League’s Central Valley Division. Engaged locally, she has served on the Lodi Youth Commission and the San Joaquin Council of Governments. As a third generation Lodian, she is an active volunteer with LRWF Unit, the Lodi Historical Society and numerous other community organizations. 
Professionally Mounce has spent 30-years in the accounting and tax management industry. As a small business owner, she focused on business start-ups and assisted many San Joaquin County businesses untangle governmental compliance. Mounce has managed Dougherty CPAs, Inc., a Stockton based accountancy firm specializing in business taxation, for the past decade. In this capacity, she develops management systems, sells service packages, prepares complex tax returns and provides direction for future growth of the firm. Mounce earned her accounting certificate from South Lake Tahoe Community College and her associate in arts degree, with honors, from San Joaquin Delta College. 
League Executive Director Chris McKenzie congratulated Council Member Mounce on her election as second vice president of the League. “JoAnne brings an extensive expertise in financial management to her service with the League of California Cities. She is committed to working on statewide policies that ensure that California cities have the resources they need to remain fiscally sound and have new opportunities for economic development.” 

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