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  2. At the January 24, 2014 Board of Directors meeting, the District Board appointed Louis J. Fohn to fill a vacant position on the Board. 


    Mr. Fohn is a native Coloradoan and a lifetime resident of Jefferson County.  His father was employed by Denver Water for 45 years and worked at Denver’s first water treatment plant, Kassler, which is located at the mouth of Waterton Canyon.  Kassler was also a Denver Water “company town” where it’s employees worked and lived with their families on-site.  Mr. Fohn was raised at the Kassler site and was educated in a one-room school house until all Kassler students were eventually bussed to the Bear Creek school system.  He graduated from Bear Creek High School and attended Arapahoe Community College.


    Mr. Fohn is a 8-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Reserves where he served with the Air Control Squadron at Buckley Air National Guard Base in Aurora.  Mr. Fohn is a licensed pilot who obtained his flying license at the now abandoned Columbine Airport which was located near Kipling St. and Chatfield Ave.  He was a pilot for Aspen Airlines for eight years before moving to the Littleton Fire Department where he was employed for 29 years.  In the late 1960’s, Mr. Fohn started the Columbine Tree Service which he still owns and operates with his son. 


    He has been actively involved in community activities and has served on homeowner assocation boards.  Mr. Fohn is a 47-year resident of Platte Canyon.


    Mr. Fohn has three daughters, one son and six grandchildren.  In his free time he enjoys flying, cooking, travel and coaching girls soccer.


    Platte Canyon’s Board of Directors and staff extend a warm welcome to Mr. Fohn.