CalARVC Lauds John Imler for ’40 Years of Leadership’
Editor’s Note: The following story appears in today’s edition of “Wednesday Morning Coffee Talk & Updates,” a weekly e-newsletter published by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). It concerns this week’s announcement by veteran RV park and campground owner/consultant John Imler that he is retiring.
John Imler, served as CalARVC’s Executive Secretary from 1978 until September of 1981 when he resigned to run for California’s Assembly. However, John continued being active in the association, serving as President from 1982 – 1983. In 1986, John, his wife Ruth along with Tug & Judy Miller formed Executive Services Group. In that capacity, John served as CalARVC’s Director of Government Affairs until 1994. Through his efforts, the sub-metering of electricity in RV Parks became legal, he began the effort to ban free camping along the Orick spit, and facilitated a major rewrite of Title 25 governing RV park regulations.
Additionally, John and Ruth, along with Tug & Judy, ran the National RV Park Institute, a week long course on RV park management and operations. The Institute was always held at an operating RV park so that when they discussed the electrical issues students would be out in the park learning hands on. Marble Quarry RV Park, Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort and Casa de Fruta hosted many sessions over many years.
For his efforts, John was awarded California’s highest honor, the Stan Martin Award in 2001. John…. from everyone at CalARVC, thank you for your years of service to this industry.