Four incumbents and one new member were sworn in to the Educational Service District (ESD) 112 Board of Directors at the agency’s regular board meeting last night. The board members who were sworn in fill four expired terms beginning January 2020 and ending January 2024 (Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7) and one unexpired term beginning January 2020 and ending January 2022 (District 4).
Board members sworn in include:
- Ann Campbell, who represents Director District 7, which includes Camas, Gorge Districts and parts of Evergreen school district. Campbell was elected to the ESD Board in 1995.
- Dr. Richard Graham, who represents Director District 1, which includes Kalama, Green Mountain, Woodland, La Center, parts of Kelso and Battle Ground school districts. Graham was appointed to the ESD Board in 1997.
- Steve Wrightson, who represents Director District 3, which includes Hockinson, parts of Battle Ground and Evergreen school districts. Wrightson was appointed to the ESD Board in 2004.
- LeAnne Bremer, who represents Director District 4, which includes Ridgefield, and parts of Battle Ground and Vancouver school districts. Bremer was appointed to the ESD Board in 2019.
- Jennifer Hawks-Conright (newly elected board member), who represents Director District 5, which includes Vancouver School District.
- One additional board member, Mark Hottowe, was unable to attend last night’s meeting and will be sworn in at the next ESD 112 board meeting on February 25. Hottowe, represents Director District 2, which includes Castle Rock, Kelso (partial), Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum school districts. Hottowe was appointed to the ESD Board in 2019.
More information on ESD 112 board members may be found on the Board of Directors page.
Under law, ESDs are governed by a board of directors consisting of seven citizens who are elected by the school board members in the region’s 30 public school districts. The board members represent geographic director districts based on U.S. Census data. The ESD board is responsible for policy and governance of ESD 112 and for providing direction to the superintendent who is advised by local school district superintendents.
To be eligible for membership on an ESD Board, a candidate must be a registered voter and live in the ESD district for which the candidate files. ESD Board members serve a four-year term and are elected by the members of local school boards within each ESD.