Looking to continue being more fiscally responsible, Oro Valley Councilman Mike Zinkin recently got his trip to the 2014 Leadership Summit paid for.
In the notification, Zinkin was told a scholarship the town had applied for was not selected this year, but impressed with his dedication to public service and commitment to growing in the work he is doing for the Oro Valley community, the cost of the trip would be paid for.
The trip was paid for by the National League of Cities University. Besides paying the airline fees, and for the conference, the league also offered a 50 percent discount to register.
Zinkin estimated the value of the contribution from the National League of Cities University to save the town about $1,000.
Zinkin will be attending the annual conference this week in California. Zinkin said he expects to learn a lot during the national three-day event.
The principal mission of the Leadership Fellows program is to support the National League of Cities (NLC) in its efforts to promote excellence and innovation in the arena of local government leadership development and local government leadership education.
Zinkin is one of 40 people chosen nationwide to serve as a leadership fellow for the organization.