Council Member Dan Skoglund Passes Away
It is with a heavy heart that the City of Rancho Cordova announces the passing of Council Member Dan Skoglund.
Dan passed away the morning of April 20, 2017 due to complications from a recent surgery.
Dan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Council in 2004 to finish out the term of the late Mayor Dave Roberts who passed away during his term in office. Dan was elected to a full term in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and served as Vice Mayor in 2008 and 2013 and Mayor in 2009 and 2014.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague Dan Skoglund,” said Rancho Cordova Mayor Donald Terry. “Dan had a heart for the Rancho Cordova community and as a colleague, he was always a strong advocate for what was best for our residents and the City.”
Dan represented the City on the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Sacramento Area Sewer District, Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission, and South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan Elected Advisory Board.
Dan lived in Rancho Cordova since 1975. He was a member and Vice Chair of the City's first Planning Commission. He served as a president for many organizations, including the Rancho Cordova Rotary Club, the Cordova Community Council, the Active 20/30 Club, and the Sacramento Chapter of the Professional Moving Association.
Dan was a Relocation Consultant for California Moving Systems for 35 years. He was a graduate of Sacramento High School and attended Sacramento City College.
“Dan was a gentle and kind-hearted individual,” said Rancho Cordova City Manager Cyrus Abhar. “He was instrumental in planning the future of Rancho Cordova and was known as a passionate supporter of youth programs and activities.”
Dan was a family man and is survived by his mother, Gerry; wife, Pamela; son John Skoglund, daughter-in-law Lindsey Feeley Skoglund, and grandson Benjamin; and son Jeffrey Skoglund.