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Long-Time Lincoln High Teacher Mark Fowler to be Honored

March 19, 2014

The Placer County Board of Supervisors will present a commemorative coin to long-time Lincoln High School teacher Mark Fowler Tuesday, March 25 to honor him for his many years of community service.

Second District Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt, the board member who represents the Lincoln area, is inviting community members to attend the March 25 meeting to help recognize Fowler. The meeting will take place at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center at 175 Fulweiler Ave. in Auburn.

Fowler was instrumental in creating the school’s highly successful School Farm Program, served as football coach and helped instill in his students an appreciation and understanding of nature during his many years at Lincoln High. He retired as a teacher several years ago.

Fowler also served for many years as a member of the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) before leaving his post there recently. He remains active on a number of nonprofit boards and community organizations.

Supervisor Weygandt noted that a Mark Fowler Scholarship Fund for Lincoln High graduates is being created by area residents and the Lincoln Community Foundation. Plans for the scholarship fund were unveiled during a ceremony honoring Fowler at the Rural Lincoln MAC’s Feb. 24 meeting.

“No one is more deserving of recognition than Mark,” Supervisor Weygandt said. “His contributions to our community include the thousands of lives he touched at the high school. He taught students about integrity, life and the outdoors as well as academics. As chair of the advisory council, he was well-known for maintaining a fair, even-handed approach that allowed everyone to have a say on controversial issues.”

The board created the commemorative coin program in 2002 to recognize acts of heroism, longstanding community service and exceptional acts that dramatically improved or impacted people’s lives.

The commemorative coins feature the county seal on one side. On the other side are the word "hero" and the image of an eagle with a star and sun rays in the background. The second side of the coin was designed by J. Randal Smith, an Auburn native who is a nationally known artist. His design won a competition coordinated by the Arts Council of Placer County.

For more information about the March 25 board meeting, see the meeting agenda: Agenda, or contact the Board of Supervisors Office at 530-889-4010.

For information about the scholarship fund, contact Pam Mathus at 916-434-2492 or Susan Cope at 916-645-8269. Written correspondence may be sent to the Lincoln Community Foundation, in care of Pam Mathus, 600 Sixth St., Lincoln CA 95648.