District 1 Directors

Bob FormwaltBob Formwalt was raised and educated in Southwest Colorado, completing his education in Business Administration at Fort Lewis College. Initiating his career in the banking industry, Formwalt rose through the ranks at Belgrade State Bank of Belgrade, Montana and Burns National Bank of Durango. Ultimately he served as Executive Vice President, with a focus on real estate and agricultural loans.

Formwalt’s involvement in Archuleta County includes service on the Upper San Juan Planning Commission, San Juan Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors, Archuleta County Airport Board, San Juan National Forest Grazing Advisory Council, Archuleta County’s Weed and Pest Control District Board and the 208 Water Quality Control Council.

An Archuleta County Commissioner for 12 years, Formwalt’s volunteer experience also includes the San Juan Resource Conservation and Development Board, Colorado 208 Water Quality Control Board, Colorado State Soil Conservation Board, Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board, Colorado Abandoned Mine Lands Advisory Council, Colorado Job Training Job Partnership Board and Private Industry Council, Southwest Colorado Workforce Investment Board, Region 9 Economic Development District Board and Governor Romer’s Smart Growth Initiative.

Currently a rancher with his wife Jessie, Formwalt also serves part time as a commissioner for the Colorado Division of Water Resources. With LPEA, he is the Western United representative.

Contact Bob Formwalt: 970.946.3267 or jformwalt@lpea.coop.


Ken FoxKen Fox, retired from the U.S. Air Force where he held various command and staff positions throughout his career, is an active member of the Archuleta County community. A Pagosa Springs resident for more than 23 years, he has applied his experience and talents to agencies ranging from the Archuleta County Airport Authority and Archuleta Board of County Commissioners to the Area Agency on Aging and the Archuleta County District 50 JT School Board.

He was co-owner and partner of K and K Aviation, Inc., and served as Archuleta County Airport manager. Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Fox earned a BA in political science from the University of Arizona and a Masters in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, in addition to his studies with Air Command and Staff College with the USAF.

Fox was elected to the LPEA board in 2011. He is a member of the Round Up Foundation board. He serves as the LPEA Board Secretary.

Contact Ken Fox: 970.731.5275 or kfox@lpea.coop




Mark GarciaMark Garcia has lived in Pagosa since 1994. He is a mechanical engineer and currently serves as the executive director for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. A consultant to local governments in southern Colorado, he was Pagosa Springs Town Manager, 2003-2008. He also served on the LPEA Round Up Foundation Board 2000-2004 and was president for three years.

Contact Mark Garcia: 970.398.0573 or mgarcia@lpea.coop