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David LaFrance ‘86

February 01, 2008

David LaFrance has served on the Board of Alumni since 2000. As president of the board from 2005 to 2007, he refined the direction and purpose of the body and increased board membership among young alumni. LaFrance and his wife, Justine Miani ’86, have also been alumni coordinators for enrollment for the Office of Admissions, hosting numerous events and attending college fairs for prospective students.

LaFrance graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. While at the College, he participated in SAAB, captained the club sailing team, and was a resident assistant in Copeland. He worked with the Copeland resident director at the time to install the first computer for communal use in a residence hall. During his senior year he participated in the Scotland overseas study program.

Immediately after graduation, LaFrance worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as an economic assistant, helping the organization evaluate its options for cleaning rivers after the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Shortly after receiving his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado in 1992, he joined Denver Water, one of the largest municipal water providers in the nation. He is now the organization’s director of finance. A nationally recognized expert on water utility rate setting, LaFrance teaches a course on how to establish municipal water rates for the American Water Works Association.