John Lochner

Board Director, Co-Chair – Building & Maintenance Committee

John Lochner was born and raised in Webster, New York. In 1952, John joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War in the 118th Combat Engineer Battalion as Sergeant First Class. John and his wife, Joan, moved to Los Gatos in 1954. John has a background in construction in which his professional pursuits include general contractor and later, entrepreneur, as owner of a cabinet shop and contracting business. John has long been a leader in local community organizations, including President of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer and President of the Los Gatos Lions Club, and President of the Santa Clara County Council of Boy Scouts. John is currently a member of the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Board of Directors and is an active member of Saint Mary’s Parish in Los Gatos. His 55-year dedication and commitment to the Town of Los Gatos culminated with his election to the Los Gatos Town Council in 1972 and to two terms as Mayor (’75 and ’80.) Today John and his wife Joan enjoy their five children and five grandchildren in Los Gatos where they have been rooted for 61 years. John continues to be an active participant in many community functions today, including the Los Gatos Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Children’s Christmas and Holiday Parade.

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