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In Memoriam: Colonel John (Jack) V. Foley

A Note from Christopher Townsend:

“The water policy leadership of California as well as the community at large suffered a major loss with the passing of Col. Foley.

I worked with Col. Foley frequently in the 1980’s in my role as Vice President of Public Affairs for Stein-Brief Group, a real estate company that developed many projects in the service area of Moulton Niguel Water District. I hardly saw him at all over the next two decades as my career took me in a different direction. But as we came to build a practice with water agencies at Townsend Public Affairs, I was delighted to reconnect with him and rekindle a modest yet satisfying relationship.

He was a wonderful man with a magnanimous heart and the intelligence and tenacity to match it. I hope one day I can earn a reputation similar to his and many others I’ve had the privilege to work with”

Please visit the Moulton Niguel Water District website to further read about Col. Foley’s life and contributions to the water world.

A “Celebration of Life” Memorial will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at El Niguel Country Club, 23700 Clubhouse Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA from 11:00a-2:00p. Please contact Leslie Gray at 949.735.9465 or