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Boise Councilwoman Clegg named vice president of national planning group

As vice president of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, the Boise City Council’s planning and transportation guru has a bigger platform and profile to talk about the challenges that face cities like Boise.

The City of Trees’ geographic isolation and growth trend distinguish it from most other metropolitan areas around the country, Elaine Clegg said.Elaine Clegg

AMPO┬áis a nonprofit membership organization established in 1994 to serve the needs and interests of metropolitan planning organizations nationwide. Ada and Canyon counties’ planning organization is the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, on whose board Clegg has served since 2004.

Clegg has also served on the national association’s board for three years. Last month, its members elected her vice president. In that role, she said, she’ll be more involved in policy discussions, help set the group’s budget and review the staff’s work plan.

Clegg was first elected to the City Council in 2003.

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