• Former Board Member Bob Landgraf Honored

    Landgraf honored

    Honoring what board members called a lifetime contribution to District 50, former Board of Education member Bob Landgraf was recognized for his years of service to his community during this week's Board of Education meeting. Next week he will be given the prestigious McGuffey award during the regional meeting of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB).

    The McGuffey Award honors unique board members who have brought, ”committed and passionate service to their board work and who have worked tirelessly as an advocate for the District and its students.“

    Landgraf graduated from Westminster High School in 1962 and went on to build Landgraf Plumbing, a very successful local business. Never losing site of the importance of education, he was elected to the Board of Education in 1977 and served two four year terms. In 2011, retired from his business, he decided to return to the Board of Education and was elected by voters of District 50.

    Landgraf moved to a new home outside of the District boundaries last spring, requiring him to resign his seat. He was replaced by Ken Ciancio.

    During Tuesday night's meeting current board members praised Landgraf for all he has done for the District, the community and in many instances for the individual board members:

    Joe Davidek- “Thank you for mentoring me as a rookie on this board. I appreciate your leadership.”

    Ken Ciancio- “Thank you so much for your outstanding leadership both on the board and off, not only for the District, but my life as well. You have been a great mentor and friend and this award is very well deserved.”

    Landgraf award Ryan McCoy- “You have set a standard and we hope to meet that. Thank you.”

    Dino Valente- “It was my privilege to serve with you. I’m glad to call you friend and I continue to take the lessons you have given to move this district forward.”

    Ruben Pacheco- “I’ve always said as long as there is a Bob Landgraf around I would be ok.”

    Superintendent Pam Swanson- “One of the favorite things you say is. ‘I got a great education in District 50 and I want to give back,’ and that means a lot because you are about the kids.”

    Landgraf was given an engraved globe created by students at Colorado STEM Academy. The inscription read, "Thank you for your inspired leadership."

    Posted October 30, 2014