FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 1996
Contact: Diane Thomas
To Planning Commission
(SANTA ANA) - Ben Nielsen,
former mayor and city council member in Fountain Valley,
was appointed today to the planning commission of the
County of Orange. Nielsen has also served on Ft. Valley's
He was appointed by First District Supervisor Roger Stanton
to fill the unexpired term of Michael Potts who moved
out of the First District. Nielsen will serve the remainder
of Potts' term. Planning commission members' terms coincide
with those of the Supervisor appointing them.
"I have full confidence in Ben Nielsen's ability
to represent the First District in the best interest of
all Orange County citizens," said Stanton. "He
will provide a fair and independent viewpoint on the issues
facing the commission."
Nielsen was a city councilman from 1978-86 and served
two, one-year terms in 1982 and 1985 as mayor. He is the
long-time owner of Cambridge Furniture Company in Gardena.