Jim Ling | Fort Collins - Loveland Water District
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Chairman of the Board of Directors

June 8, 2005 – present
Term Expires on 5/05/2020

Jim Ling has an interdisciplinary academic background in chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, industrial engineering, and engineering economics.  He worked at the Du Pont Co. in chemical plant startups and later served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a program director in the Defense Energy Office.  Later, he was an assistant director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for 6 years during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

After leaving government service he joined M.I.T. as a research group leader in the Lean Aerospace Initiative – a consortium of industry, government, and academia to improve manufacturing practices in the defense aerospace industry.  He is committed to applying lean manufacturing principles to wastewater collection and treatment within the Sanitation District.

Jim came to Fort Collins in 2001 and has been active in community activities including serving as a Pathways Hospice volunteer in the Honoring Veterans program.  He has also served as a judge for the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair for many years.  His hobby is playing the bagpipes, and he has performed for the Northern Colorado Honor Flight sendoffs as well as other civic events.  He and his wife enjoy international travel.

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