Former Truckee mayor dies at home |

Former Truckee mayor dies at home

Truckee lost a devoted public servant Saturday with the death of former town council member Don McCormack, who doctors say may have suffered an aneurysm.

Most recently serving a second term on the Airport Community Outreach Team, McCormack also served two terms with Truckee Town Council from 1994 to 2002, including two years as mayor in 1996 and 2001.

“For me personally, Don was great council, he was involved in everything,” said Town Manager Tony Lashbrook. “Everything he did was well thought out ” he demanded that on town council.”

Lashbrook said McCormack was involved in many crucial issues for the town during his time on the council from developing the first general plan to bringing the police department into the Town of Truckee.

“His loss is really going to be felt at the airport. He provided leadership and continuity to the team,” said Airport General Manager Dave Gotschall. “I’m going to miss him.”

Because of McCormack’s interest is preserving open space, his family asks that in lieu of flowers people send donations to the Truckee Donner Land Trust or the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation.

Town members are planning a memorial/ celebration of his life for the general public on Sunday, July 22, the place and time are yet to be determined.

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