Officers

 

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E.V. Leyendecker
Chairman

E.V. Leyendecker was elected as Chairman in June 2014, prior to that he served as Vice-Chairman and Secretary.  He has also been a District Captain and Precinct Committee Person.  He ran for the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012.

E.V. put himself through the University of Texas at Austin where earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and went on to earn a Masters and PhD degree there as well.  His career took him to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland where he led the structural engineering and earthquake engineering programs.

At NIST he was responsible for investigating major structural failures such as the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel and earthquake damage such as the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake.  He has testified before Congress on earthquake damage.

 

He moved to Colorado in 1986 to work for the U.S. Geological Survey where he conducted research on earthquake losses and earthquake ground shaking for use in structural design.  His work at NIST and USGS led to major revisions to earthquake ground motion for use in design of buildings and bridges.  This work is used in design practice in the U.S. and worldwide.

He has received numerous awards for his work and in 2009 he was elected to the University of Texas Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

E.V. and his wife, Elizabeth, have a daughter, son, and grandson.

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Jim Foley
Vice Chairman
Jim Foley has recently retired as a Senior Manager in Integrated Planning after 27 years at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. He has MSCIS degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, a M.A. degree in Applied Communications from University of Denver and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Morningside College.  He has been married to Sue for 42 years and has two daughters and two grandchildren.  Jim is a long time resident of Jefferson County having resided in the same neighborhood for over 26 years.  Jim decided to become involved in local government being concerned with the direction the country has taken over the last few decades.  Jim is a constitutional and fiscal conservative and is firmly committed to electing Republicans at the Local, State and Federal level.
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Renee Nelson
Secretary

 

 

Note:  In Jefferson County the Treasurer is not an Officer and is appointed.  
Frank Teunissen is the Treasurer.