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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 Montana.
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 third 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: 2020