Former Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) and Camas School District (CSD) facilities planning leader, Heidi Rosenberg, has been selected to serve as Director District #3 on the Educational Service District (ESD) 112 Board of Directors. Rosenberg was selected to fill the unexpired term following the resignation of Steven Wrightson, who served ESD 112 in this position for 18 years.
Rosenberg, a Vancouver resident who lives within the Battle Ground School District, is retired after a 35-year career in public sector capital program management. She served as facility planner at VPS from 2001 to 2008 and director of capital programs at CSD from 2008 to 2021. During her tenure at CSD, Rosenberg was part of the leadership team during two bond implementation programs each exceeding $100 million.
“We are thrilled to welcome Heidi Rosenberg to the ESD 112 Board of Directors,” said Board President Darlene Stickel. “Her passion for schools and well-established record of support for education makes her a perfect addition to our experienced group.”
“Heidi understands schools, school districts, and the important services ESDs provide in Southwest Washington’s educational environment,” said ESD 112 Superintendent Tim Merlino. “I look forward to working with her in her new role.”
Rosenberg will be sworn in at ESD 112’s May 24th board meeting.
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.