Posted on: May 9, 2017

Town of Eagle Says Goodbye


EAGLE, COLO (May 8, 2017) – This year, the town of Eagle will say goodbye to one of the longest standing institutions in the town of Eagle’s history. Bob Kohrmann, Eagle Building Official, is retiring this June leaving a legacy of knowledge, dedication, loyalty, and trust. The town of Eagle recognizes the great contributions of Bob and sincerely thanks him for his part in our journey in becoming a great Colorado mountain community.

Originally from Houston, TX, Bob Kohrmann’s family relocated to Loveland, CO where he attended high school. Bob became a volunteer fire fighter with the Golden, CO fire department shortly after moving there with his wife Brenda. After 14 years of fire fighting with the Golden and Loveland fire departments, Bob and his family moved to Eagle, CO in 1985. In 1987, he transitioned out of his career in fire protection after incurring severe burn injuries during a response to a car fire. Bob has been leading the charge in safe building standards for our community for the past 28 years, 22 of which have been as the Building Official for the town of Eagle.

“On behalf of the Town Board, I extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Bob,” says Mayor Anne McKibbin. “He has served the town with dedication and loyalty for 22 years. We will miss him, and wish him the best as he embarks on a new chapter.”

Most community members have looked to Bob for his infinite memory and wisdom on the history of their homes and as a sounding board for building solutions as they continue to place roots in our community.

“My man Bob!” exclaimed Scott Turnipseed, Eagle Trustee and local architect. “He has been an awesome guy to work with over the last 20 years and my whole company will miss him!”

The town of Eagle would not be what it is today without the dedication and contributions of Bob. Bob and his wife Brenda will continue to contribute to our community as active members of their church and plan to travel and spend time with their family and their five grandchildren, who all attend school locally.

“I have really enjoyed working with the people in the town of Eagle,” says Kohrmann. “I especially appreciate and thank Willie Powell and Jeff Shroll for having the faith in me to hire me 22 years and 5 months ago!”

As we move forward, we are excited about the future of the town of Eagle and are welcoming our new Town Engineer, Fred Tobias, and our new Community Development Administrative Assistant, Dawn Koenig this month. Fred and his wife, Terri, lived in the valley from 1999 to 2005. During his time, away, he worked for the County of Maui in Hawaii and the City of Loveland in Colorado. The town is also welcoming a new Administrative Assistant to the Community Development Department. Dawn has been a resident of Eagle for eight years. After running a successful landscape company with her husband, she joined Vail Resorts and has been managing the wholesale sales office and information center for Vail and Beaver Creek. Fred and Dawn are both joining the town on May 15, 2017 and are excited to help shape our very special, growing community.

About the Town of Eagle:

On the western slope of the Colorado Rockies, halfway between Denver and Grand Junction, lies one of Colorado’s best kept secrets – a hidden gem with pristine and abundant access to epic and nearly untouched mountain biking, trail running and hiking, year-round events and Gold Medal fly fishing. Surrounded by BLM, State Park and Open Space lands, Eagle is your springboard for adventure. The Town of Eagle is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado and had a population of 6,508 at the 2010 census. More information can be found at www.townofeagle.org and www.eagleoutside.com

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