Dave Widell - R.I.P.
The Recreation HQ deeply regrets to inform riders that the former deputy director, Dave Widell, of the CA OHMVR Program died recently at the early age of 44.
Here is a local newspaper article on his passing
Dave Widell also wrote an editorial in “Taking the High Road”
Dave brought a lot of energy and political savvy to that post in the early 2000s. Even though we strongly disagreed on a number of policy issues including his development of the 2003 California Route Inventory and Designation Process (the precursor to the 2005 Travel Management Rule), I considered Dave a friend and will miss his presence on both a professional and personal basis.
The Recreation HQ wants to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Widell circle of family and friends.