John Sackett served as the first CEO for Avista Adventist Hospital, which opened in 1990. Building a new hospital in Louisville, Colorado was a pioneering move since most of east Boulder County was not yet developed. John served in the Louisville City Council for six years, in addition to serving as the chairman for the Boulder County Republican Party, and as a board member to the Louisville Chamber, Boulder’s Community Food Share, the Boulder YMCA and the Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools.