Decisionmakers Jerry Gilmore |

Decisionmakers Jerry Gilmore

Jenny Goldsmith/Sierra SunJerry Gilmore

Jerry Gilmore has been a servant to Truckees sewage system for 30 years, but said serving as board director for the sanitary district is no dirty job. Were not a political entity, Gilmore said. Were stewards of a vital infrastructure to not only protect this community, but downstream communities as well.Working as a plumbing contractor in Truckee since the late 1970s, Gilmores involvement with the Truckee Sanitary District was predestined.I started attending meetings not seeking to get on the board I was just so interested, I kept going, he said. But when a vacancy came up, I applied.Born an Army brat, Gilmore spent much of his childhood relocating before settling in Los Angeles for the remainder of his adolescence. He studied industrial engineering at Cal Poly Pomona, and served as a communications electrician during Vietnam.But like many mountain denizens, Gilmore said once he got a breath of fresh Truckee air, he began planting his roots.All one has to do is leave Truckee to know why you live here, he said.Gilmore and his wife Judy have raised six children in their Glenshire residence, and have watched the town develop and evolve over time.Ive seen this community grow for 30 years, and I really hope we can keep a small town atmosphere in a modern environment, he said.Gilmore said throughout his 14-year involvement with the sanitary district, he has yet to endure any major challenges or public controversy.I feel very blessed that weve had two exceptional managers during my time who have quickly resolved hot issues or predicted problems, he said. We maintain our focus, so we minimize ever having to say were sorry.Jenny Goldsmith, Sierra Sun

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