Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum Announces New President and Director • Atascadero News

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Bart’s extensive leadership experience and dedication to serving our community make him a natural fit for the role.

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (CCVMM) recently welcomed Bart Topham as its new president and director. Since the death of President Jack Jones in 2017, these functions have been taken over by the museum’s director / curator, Harry Hoover, who retired after holding the post for nineteen years. Bart Topham is a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, a retired SLOPD Police Captain, and a former Cuesta College Police Chief.

After retiring in 2003, Bart opened his own consulting firm providing services to local authorities and state law enforcement before retiring again in 2018. Bart received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the ‘State of Sacramento and an MA from the University of San Francisco.

Prior to joining the museum, Bart devoted himself to ‘pay it forward’ to fellow veterans and their families. He is currently chaplain and former commander of American Legion Post # 66. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Grizzly Youth Academy Foundation and the Veterans Helping Veterans.

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“Bart’s extensive leadership experience and dedication to serving our community make him a natural fit for the role. All of us on the Board of Trustees are proud to have him join our museum team, bringing his enthusiasm and vision to advancing the museum’s strategic plans. We know it will lead us into a new era, ”said Sandra McGregor, CCVMM Board of Directors.

The Central Coast Veterans Museum needs your help!

The museum is seeking your feedback on how we can be more connected and relevant to the community in 2022. Whether you’ve visited or not yet, please take a moment to complete this anonymous survey to help us with the process. planning.

Take the community feedback survey here: vetmuseum.org/community-feedback-survey/

For more information on the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum, please visit vetmuseum.org or call (805) 543-1763.

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