Class of 52’ graduate Dean Lodmell produces video featuring sites proposed for improvement
Wa-Hi Class of 1952 graduate Dean Lodmell takes viewers on a tour of the facilities proposed for improvements in the Capital Levy on the Feb. 13 ballot. For years Dean has served on the WWPS Community Facilities Task Force assisting in the development of long-range facility improvement plans. Most recently he joined the district’s Outdoor Athletic and Activity Facilities Recommendation Committee to develop options for improving the district’s outdoor facilities. In this video Dean visits every site targeted for improvements to share detailed information about what will be on the ballot for voter consideration.
Dean grew up in Walla Walla and was a standout athlete in football and a champion downhill skier in high school and college. He was also an accomplished quartet singer. After high school, he attended Whitman College before moving on to Columbia University, NY to continue his education in engineering. As a recent college graduate, he was hired to help manage construction of Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. He worked on several dam projects, constructed highways and bridges and built tunnels in New York City. Locally, Dean was the construction manager for the Sharpstein Elementary Bond. He also managed construction of the Walla Walla Regional Airport Terminal, Key Technology Facility, Penrose Library at Whitman College and the Walla Walla University Administration Building.
Dean is married to Betty, who owned and operated Betty’s Preschool for more than 50 years. Dean loves his community and does whatever he can to make it a great place to live, work and raise families. Visit the district’s website to learn more about the proposed Capital Levy -- https://www.wwps.org/levy2024