John Bohn was presented with the first-ever Virtuoso Community Leader Award during the Orchestra Santa Monica’s Spring Celebration at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Thursday, May 22.
Bohn was honored for his many years of service to the Santa Monica community. He is a past president of the Santa Monica Rotary Club and a past Chairman of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and is still an active participant of both organizations. He is also a past president of the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica.
Additionally, Bohn is former Santa Monica City Councilman and has been a member of the Santa Monica Planning Commission, the Santa Monica Personnel Board, and the Santa Monica Redevelopment Agency.
Currently, Bohn is a board member of the Santa Monica Historical Society.
In 1949, Bohn formed Tavco, Inc., the first in a series of companies that would later make up The Bradmore Group.
Originally from Centralia, Ill., Bohn is a graduate of UCLA and has continuously resided in Santa Monica since 1936.
Bohn and his wife June have four sons and six grandchildren.