Goleta Sanitary District Board Member Passes Away

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Source: Goleta Sanitary District

John R. Fox, President Pro Tem of the Goleta Sanitary District’s Board of Directors passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 following a brief illness. Director Fox was first elected in 1976 and served continuously on the Board for more than 40 years. During his tenure he served as Board President for many years and served on numerous standing committees.  Mr. Fox was born in Springfield, MA on April 20, 1931 and was a resident of Goleta for many years.

In addition to his service for the District he also served on the California Special District Association (CSDA) Board from 1989 to 2010, including serving as Board President in 2006-2007, and on the CSDA Finance Corporation from 1996-2011, as well as serving as a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Commissioner. Director Fox was in the US Air Force and achieved the rank of Captain. Director Fox was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Special District Association, and was most recently serving on its Executive Committee. The Goleta Sanitary District honors his many years of service.

General Manager Steve Wagner praised Mr. Fox’s dedicated service to the people of the Goleta Valley, “Mr. Fox was a tireless advocate for the work of the Goleta Sanitary District, and special districts in general.”

A private memorial service is being planned for June 24, 2017.

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