Karl F. Kohlhoff was born in Tucson, Arizona in1934. He is Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired. Former Assistant Utilities Manager with the City of Mesa, he is still active in the Civil Engineering field. He serves as Consultant for the “Next Bucket of Water” for Arizona related to the desalting of the Gulf of California in an International Partnership along the Colorado River. From 1990he continues to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Town of Gilbert, Arizona .From 2005 to the present, he serves as a volunteer leader on the Gilbert Veterans Day Committee. He helped to accomplish the relocation of a Veterans’ Monument from the old Gilbert Town Hall to the Gilbert Historical Museum, and serves as a director for the Gilbert Historical Society. In 1988-1989, he volunteered for a Kiwanis service project helping handicapped children. In 1988 he was appointed Special Assistant (Natural Resources) to the Governor of Arizona.