Woodmoor elects new board of directors


Woodmoor residents have re-elected one board member and two new board members to the Woodmoor Improvement Association.

Jim Hale was re-elected to serve on the board of directors for a second term after the annual meeting that took place on Jan. 28. Per Suhr and Tom Schoemaker were elected for the first time. Suhr and Schoemaker will fill the seats held by Nick Oakley and Paul Lambert who decided not to seek re-election. The three will serve three year terms. Ballots were counted by the League of Women Voters.

Jim Hale

Hale was elected to the board in 2010 and prior to that served on the Woodmoor Architectural Control Committee for seven years. As a board of director he has served in the position of vice-president and in January 2012 was named president.

One of the top concerns for Hale is fire safety and making sure what happened in Mountain Shadows doesn't happen in Woodmoor.

“The top priority for Woodmoor is our firewise program. We learned a lot of lessons from the Waldo Canyon Fire, ” Hale said.

Hale has lived in Woodmoor for 10 years and retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel. He has worked in the aerospace and defense industry since retiring and holds three master's degrees.

Per Suhr

Suhr has been living in Woodmoor for nearly 20 years. He originally moved to Woodmoor in 1985 but in 1990 his job with Lockheed/Martin Corporation took him and his family to England. They returned in 1998.

Suhr has served on the Woodmoor Architectural Control Committee for 10 years and ran for a position on the board to “maintain the beauty and integrity of Woodmoor” according to a recent WIA newsletter.

“I enjoy volunteering for the good of Woodmoor,” Suhr said.

After spending time in the Air Force Suhr spent 27 years with Lockheed where he was a systems test engineer in the space industry. He has a masters degree in space systems management.

Tom Shoemaker

Schoemaker moved to Woodmoor six years ago but has been in Colorado for 25 years. He moved to Woodmoor because he and his wife wanted to be somewhere where there was no congestion and there was plenty of open space.

He is retired from the electronics industry and specialized in the areas of procurement, contracts, material supply and financial cost controls. Schoemaker wants to be able to use his background and expertise on the board and hopes to contribute to the board of director's efforts to help improve the lifestyle for those living in Woodmoor.

Shoemaker will serve as treasure while Suhr will serve as director of Woodmoor Public Safety. Hale will remain in the position of president.


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