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Bob Easton to leave Foothills at year's end

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By The Staff

Foothills Park and Recreation District executive director Bob Easton has announced he is leaving his position, ending more than 31 years as a district employee.

Easton, who began working for Foothills in 1974 as superintendent of parks, will serve as executive director through Dec. 31. He plans to continue Foothills’ campaign for a mill-levy boost as a part-time consultant through June 2008.

“I will miss my role and the many friendships developed at Foothills, but I know that the staff, structure and resources are in place for a successful transition to new leadership and a successful May 2008 mill-levy election,” Easton said in a Foothills news release.

In a recent interview, Easton said that working in parks and recreation had been a goal of his since shortly after graduating from Littleton High School in 1966.

Easton said he plans to spend more time with his family. He and his wife, Diane, have two grown children and six grandchildren. He might also pursue teaching.

Easton, who has served as Foothills executive director since 1994, was also director of the Columbine Memorial Committee.

For the complete story, see the Nov. 28 issue of the Columbine Courier.

Contact Matt Gunn at matt@evergreenco.com.