Rancho Mirage Civic Leader Dies
RANCHO MIRAGE - A six year veteran of the Rancho Mirage City Council and Mayor Pro Tem, Gordon Moller, has died. Moller, died Monday morning at Eisenhower Medical Center following complications from a variety of ailments, according to a fellow councilmember.
News of Moller's death was received hard by his co-workers and city leaders, according to Councilmember Dana Hobart.
Mayor Scott Hines said, "He will be greatly missed."
According to the city's website, Moller was born and raised in Minnesota. He relocated to Rancho Mirage in 1996 with his partner of 42 years, Charles Townsend, where they co-owned the Charles Townsend Collection, a retail furniture store.
Moller has served on the Rancho Mirage City Council since 2006. Prior to serving on the council, he served on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce.
According to his public biography on the city's website, Moller also served as Chairman of the Cove Community Services Commission, as well as being a member of CVAG Energy & Environment Committee, The Palm Springs Unified School District Committee, and the College of Desert Foundation Board.
Moller's additional community involvement includes supporting local charities such as the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, Desert Arc, The United Way, American Cancer Society, Braille Institute, Desert Aids Project, H.R.C., Desert Samaritans, Stroke Recovery Center, Rancho Mirage Public Library, Animal Samaritans and others.