Thursday, February 2, 2006
Steamboat Springs The South Routt School Board no longer has a vacancy.
Gary Miller, a small-business owner and member of the Routt County Planning Commission, will fill the District 5 spot left open by the resignation of former School Board president Hank deGanahl, who left his seat in November.
"What I will bring to the School Board, hopefully, is new ideas and wide eyes," said Miller, who lives outside Yampa on near Crosho Lake and the Flat Tops. "I don't have an agenda -- I just want to do what I can to help."
Miller owns the electrical contracting firm Egeria Electric, named after Egeria Park in Yampa. He has lived in South Routt for 10 years and became involved in community service about six years ago.
In addition to his service on the Planning Commission, Miller also has served on the county's Board of Adjustments.
"I really enjoy doing things for the community," he said.
Miller has three children and three grandchildren, but none of them attends South Routt schools.
Board members accepted his letter of interest at their last meeting. Miller will be sworn in tomorrow at a School Board work session in Steamboat Springs.
Superintendent Kelly Reed said the session, to be held at the Thunderhead Lodge in Ski Time Square, not only will help board members become acquainted with board policies and regulations, but also get to know one another.
"It's more of a training day than it is anything else," Reed said. "Since we have so many new board members, it will also be a chance to spend some time together."
In addition to Miller, Regina Hange and William Smith are new to the board.
Reed said there won't be any action items during today's work session.
The next meeting of the South Routt School Board is Feb. 16.
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