River Parkway Trust Announces Bart Bohn as new Board President
Bohn steps into the role following 17 years of service with the organization
May 4, 2015
Fresno, CA: The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bart Bohn has been elected as the organization’s new President. Bohn joined the Trust’s Board of Directors in 1998 and has served as an important advocate for the organization over the last 17 years. He will be the third person to become president since the Trust was founded in 1988.
Bohn’s selection as Board President marks the second leadership transition for the Trust this year. The board recently selected Sharon Weaver as the Trust’s new Executive Director. Weaver and Bohn are excited to build on the Trust’s past successes and continue the important work ahead to
create more trails, parks, and wildlife areas for future generations.
Weaver shares, “Bart brings a great deal of technical expertise to our work with his experience in project management and public administration. Most importantly, he cares about protecting land along the San Joaquin River to benefit people throughout the Central Valley.”
Bohn is succeeding George Folsom who has served as the Trust’s president since 2008. Folsom will continue to serve on the board with a focus on program services at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies (River Center).
“George Folsom and Coke Hallowell have set a high bar as leaders of the Trust. I’m excited to join their ranks and help the Trust deliver on the promise of the San Joaquin River Parkway, “ says Bart Bohn.
Bohn brings 41 years of experience in Federal, State, and County government to his new role of Board President. Bohn retired as a Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers, where he worked on a range of projects including water supply, flood control, hydropower, and environmental restoration.
Bohn then served as the Central Region and District 6 Director for Caltrans. In this position he supervised the State Highway capital project program across Central California. He completed his career in government serving as the County Administrative Officer in Fresno County. During the past five years, Bohn has worked in the private sector with engineering consultants on various regional transportation projects.
The San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust formed in 1988 to create a Parkway along the San Joaquin River. More information about the Trust is available at www.riverparkway.org.
Sarah Parkes, Director of Annual Giving
(559) 248-8480 ext. 107