The Council of Neighbors and Organizations, aka CONO, has a new boss: Dave Munger.
Regular Side Streets readers recognize Munger as the president of the Old North End Neighborhood Association. That’s the group that has worked with Colorado College on its various issues. It has fought to preserve building standards in the historic preservation district. And it has tried to get traffic volumes reduced through the neighborhood.
Munger replaces Francine Hansen as president of CONO. He was elected at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Here’s a look at Munger and Hansen at the meeting in a photo taken by Richard Hansen:
Munger, 63, and his wife Paula relocated to Colorado Springs in 2004 to retire near their daughter. Munger said the couple fell in love the with city years ago on a vacation.
The relocated from Virginia where she ran a private school, Munger Academy, which they owned for 20 years or so. He ran an education consulting business, Strategic Education Services, which he still owns.
Educated as a political scientist, Munger previously was a college administrator and taught classes at Americain University in Washington, D.C., and even created a Campaign Management workshop to help students understand the real world of politics. (I’m guessing John McCain’s team might want to take a refresher course.)
Munger wants to meet with the CONO board and set priorities for his two-year term.
Here’s a look at the new CONO Board:
from Left – Susanne Barr, treasurer; Tom Harold, 2nd vice president; Welling Clark, secretary; Dave Munger, president; Francine Hansen, past president and ex-officio board member; Larry Bagley, 1st vice president. Not pictured is Rick Hoover, director-at-large.