Three contested races will bring new faces to the OSBA Board of Directors in 2021 as it wrestles with the ongoing pandemic and a full legislative session.
The OSBA elections wrapped up Friday, Dec. 18. School boards chose 10 members to sit on the OSBA Board. The board offers guidance for the association as it advocates for stable and adequate funding and provides local boards with support and development.
Dawn Watson of Phoenix-Talent won the race for the Southern Region (position 5), Jesse Lippold of Salem-Keizer won the Marion Region (position 11), and Katrina Doughty of the Multnomah Education Service District will hold the Multnomah Region (position 17).
Seven members were seated in uncontested races:
Patti Norris of Crook County – Central Region (position 3)
Liz Hartman of Lake Oswego – Clackamas Region (position 7)
Libra Forde of North Clackamas – Clackamas Region (position 8)
Jackie Crook of South Coast ESD – Douglas/South Coast Region (position 9)
Brandy Penner of Newberg – Yamhill/Polk Region (position 13)
LeeAnn Larsen of Beaverton – Washington Region (position 15)
Sonja Mckenzie of Parkrose – Multnomah Region (position 19)
New board members will begin Jan. 1, along with OSBA’s new board officers: President Maureen Wolf (Tigard-Tualatin), President-Elect Scott Rogers (Athena-Weston), Vice President Sonja Mckenzie (Parkrose), Secretary-Treasurer Patti Norris (Crook County) and Past President Kevin Cassidy (Baker).