Gil Lusk served for eight years on the
Quail Creek Property Owner's Association Board in Sahuarita, elected by
residents of Quail Creek. Lusk is Managing Partner of The Cholla Group, LLC,
with holdings in Cochise County where he also serves on the Board of the
Southwest Arizona Economic Development Group.
Over the years, he served on many Boards
and Commissions including the Montana Nature Conservancy, the Sonoran
Institute, and the Flathead Basin Commission in Montana. Lusk is retired from
the U.S. National Park Service where he served for 35 years. He worked in a
variety of settings as Park Superintendent including Wolf Trap Farm Park for
the Performing Arts in Virginia, Valley Forge National Historic Park in
Pennsylvania, Big Bend National Park in Texas, and Glacier National Park in
In 1997, he received the highest
possible honor award from the Department of the Interior, "Distinguished
Service Award," presented to him by Interior Secretary Babbitt and
President Clinton. A graduate of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, he also
received an Honorary Ph.D. from them in 2001 for his years of work in public
service in communities across the nation.
Currently serving his fourth term on
the Sahuarita Town Council, Lusk believes that as a young community, Sahuarita
has opportunities for "creative and visionary developments." In 2014
he was recognized as a Distinguished Public Official by the Arizona Chapter of
the American Planning Association, for his work on the Sahuarita East Conceptual
Area Plan, showing future annexation and development plans.
He continues to look forward to putting
his many years of experience and knowledge to work for the Town of Sahuarita
and the desires of the community. He and his wife Catherine live in the Quail
Creek community where they have resided since 2003.
Council Term Expires: 2024