Truckee Town Council Vacancy – Action Needed!

CATT members who live or work in Truckee – help the Town Council select a business-friendly candidate for the Council vacancy

ACTION NEEDED:  Send a short email to the Town Council, care of Town Clerk Judy Price (  Ask the Council to select a business-friendly candidate.  Deadline is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

INFORMATION: The resignation of Truckee Vice Mayor Morgan Goodwin has left a vacancy on the Town Council.  On August 27, the Town Council will conduct candidate interviews and then appoint someone to temporarily fill that vacancy. The interviews are open to the public and start at 4:00 PM, location is Truckee Town Hall.  The seat will be up for election in the November 2020 election. Three candidates are under consideration, two of whom are CATT members:

            Tony Commendatore (Aegis Insurance Markets) – CATT LGAC Chairman
            Patrick Flora (Summit Valley Construction) – CATT founder and Past President
Due to the short timeframe, CATTPAC will not be interviewing or endorsing any candidates for this vacancy.

QUESTIONS?? Contact CATTPAC Chairman Mitch Clarin (530.308.9124 or or CATTPAC Administrator Pat Davison (530.550.9999 or

History of CATT Political Action Committee

One of the original goals when CATT was formed in 1998 was to provide a cohesive “voice” for the building industry with all of the various governmental agencies. This was something that did not exist prior to the formation of CATT.
From 1998 to 2002, CATT worked with a number of these agencies to provide reasonable and constructive responses to a variety of proposed regulations and fees. But the time had come for CATT and its members to take a more active role in the policy making process that affected not only the industry but the community.

Patrick Flora was CATT President at the time. Patrick said, “I see this as not only the right thing to do, but an absolute necessity. The Construction industry is one of the largest economic forces in our area, yet with few exceptions, there are no representatives from our industry on most of the elected boards. Growth and the costs associated with it are a fact of life in our area as well as many other resort communities. How these issues are managed is of vital importance, not only to us as Contractors, Vendors and related professionals and members of the community, but to our children and future residents, who will ultimately have to live with the decisions that are made now. To achieve a truly balanced response to the many varied and complex issues our region faces requires a similarly balanced elective body.”

“Therefore I would encourage CATT members as well as non-members in our industry to consider running for positions on all of the local and regional agencies/boards that have so much impact on our community, our future and us.”

CATTPAC was born and filed its first report to the Fair Political Practices Commission in March 2002.  CATT PAC's FPPC # is 1247901.

Thanks to Patrick Flora for this historical record.

Mission Statement

The CATT Political Action Committee will raise funds and industry and public awareness in order to support Political Candidates, initiatives, measures, and campaigns that support the best interests of the building industry in our region.

Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors L to R:  Jim Easterbrook, Mitch Clarin, Mike Rodarte, Mick Horn, Kristine Keck, Peter Greenberger, Joan Jones, Meghan Behm. Absent from photo: Jim Porter. Thanks to Scott Thompson, Scott Shots Photography, for this photo.

2019 Board of Directors

Chairman: Mitch Clarin / Mitchell T. Clarin
Vice Chairman: Peter Greenberger / Pacwest Construction & Development, Inc.
Secretary: Mike Rodarte / TNT Materials
Treasurer: Mike Rodarte / TNT Materials

Meghan Behm / Sierra Crest Cabinets
Jim Easterbrook / Easterbrook Painting, Inc.
Mick Horn / Michael Horn Co., Inc.
Joan Jones / Jones Corda Construction, Inc.
Kristine Keck / Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company
Jim Porter / Porter Simon, P.C.

*Content on this webpage was created by CATT on behalf of CATTPAC.

CATTPAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization sponsored by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.  Information about CATTPAC and previous endorsements can be found at or by contacting CATTPAC at 530.550.9999 or