This week La Cañada Flintridge residents remembered former La Cañada Unified School Board member Dave Herrman for his dedication to local youth and charitable causes. Herrman, who was 88, died on March 27.
Herrman, who worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, served on the La Cañada Unified School District board from 1975 to 1984.
He volunteered at the Lanterman House and served on its board, was a founder and president of the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses and helped start the La Cañada Kiwanis-AM club.
City Councilman David Spence said Herrman was a voice of reason when the school board faced controversy.
“He was a very effective communicator of ideas in his time on the school board,” Spence said. “He was just a calming factor. He had a very great ability to look at controversial issues and try to decide the best approach to resolving them.”