Colleagues Reflect on Dulcich's Impact
Posted on 12/01/2017

As longtime Councilmember John Dulcich prepares to retire, a few colleagues detailed the impact he’s left on the city. 

Join us when we honor Dulcich’s contributions at the Dec. 5 Newcastle City Council meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Newcastle City Hall (12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200).

From Randall Ohlendorf
Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

“John’s time with the City Council was not without significant legacy. He was instrumental in procuring the much-needed improvements to the Coal Creek Parkway corridor. This required coordination with elected officials at the county and state levels of government. He also recognized significant contributions from local officials and Newcastle residents. Specifically, he helped to heal a wounded community by creating a memorial on behalf of Newcastle’s fallen Deputy Herzog and instituted a perpetual day of honor for Newcastle resident, and rock legend, Alan White.

John is a tireless volunteer and leader, and has demonstrated great sensitivity to organizational needs, as well as creativity in solving problems. He is perceptive, emphatic, and committed to every task he takes on. In my three-plus years of work with the Chamber and Rotary, I have not encountered a more capable or hard-working friend of the community.  

John has been a committed and creative public servant, and the residents of the City of Newcastle owe him a deep debt of gratitude for his many years of committed service.”

From Steve Buri
Former Newcastle City Councilmember (served as Deputy Mayor to Dulcich)

“John has had a profound impact on the city in many positive ways. He represents a strong source of institutional knowledge that will be difficult to replace.

He helped shepherd the city through its darkest hour as the community mourned the death of Deputy Rich Herzog. He provided a calming voice to residents, worked closely with city staff and, most importantly, was a reassuring presence to Deputy Herzog’s family.

John was great to serve with. I used to joke with him, he’s so passionate about the issues, he’d sometime get a little animated, but he was always good natured about it. He respected his role and knew what it meant to the community. He was a great public servant.”

From Doug Kunkel
Coal Creek Utility District Commissioner

“John used his business savvy, strong leadership skills, and personal charisma to work on behalf of the residents of Newcastle…John has been a great friend and a mentor to me. I appreciate his ability to describe complex issues clearly, concisely, and accurately when discussing local, state, and national politics.”

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