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Building official Bob Kohrmann to retire after 22 years of service to Eagle

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Bob Kohrmann, shown here with his wife Brenda, is retiring after 22 years as Eagle Building Official. An open house reception honoring Kohrmann is planned this afternoon at the Brush Creek Pavilion.

EAGLE — When Bob Korhman started work with the town of Eagle, Bill Clinton was president and Denver International Airport had recently opened.

Today, the town will say its official goodbye to Kohrmann — one of the longest-serving employees in the town history.

Kohrmann, who has worked as Eagle's building official for 22 years, is retiring in June.

"He leaves a legacy of knowledge, dedication, loyalty and trust," noted the town's retirement announcement. "The town of Eagle recognizes the great contributions of Bob and sincerely thanks him for his part in our journey in becoming a great Colorado mountain community."

Originally from Houston, Kohrmann's family relocated to Loveland, where he attended high school. Kohrmann became a volunteer firefighter with the Golden Fire Department shortly after moving there with his wife, Brenda.

After 14 years of firefighting with the Golden and Loveland fire departments, Kohrmann and his family moved to Eagle in 1985. In 1987, he transitioned out of his career in fire protection after incurring severe burn injuries during a response to a car fire. He began working for the town of Eagle in 1995.

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"On behalf of the town board, I extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Bob," said Eagle Mayor Anne McKibbin. "He has served the town with dedication and loyalty for 22 years. We will miss him and wish him the best as he embarks on a new chapter."

Most community members have looked to Kohrmann for his extensive memory and insights regarding the history of their homes and as a sounding board for building solutions.

"My man Bob." said Scott Turnipseed, Eagle Town Board member and local architect. "He has been an awesome guy to work with over the last 20 years, and my whole company will miss him."

Kohrmann and his wife will continue to contribute to the Eagle community as active members of their church and plan to travel and spend time with their family, including their five grandchildren.

"I have really enjoyed working with the people in the town of Eagle," Kohrmann said. "I especially appreciate and thank Willy Powell and Jeff Shroll for having the faith in me to hire me 22 years and five months ago."

If you go …

What: Retirement party honoring Eagle Building Official Bob Kohrmann.

When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1

Where: Brush Creek Pavilion, 909 Capitol St., Eagle.

More information: All are welcome. Light appetizers will be served.