With turbulent times rattling school boards around Oregon, the OSBA Board chose its leaders Friday for 2022.
Sonja McKenzie (Parkrose School District) was named president-elect, and Erika Lopez (Hillsboro SD) was chosen as vice president. Patti Norris (Crook County SD) will again be secretary-treasurer, the only Board office that can be held for two consecutive years.
Scott Rogers (Athena-Weston SD) automatically will move from the president-elect position to president, and Maureen Wolf (Northwest Regional Education Service District) will serve as past president.
The OSBA Board provides guidance for the association’s work to support members, and it provides a public voice for important issues.
The new Board officers take their seats Jan. 1, the same as newly elected regional Board positions and Legislative Policy Committee members. This year, 12 Board seats and all 20 LPC positions are open.
School boards must submit formal Board and LPC nominations by Oct. 1. Voting begins in November. The OSBA Election Center contains more information.
OSBA Board and the policy committee positions are chosen according to regions. The committee helps develop OSBA’s legislative approach. This year, OSBA also plans to rely on LPC members as more of an information conduit between Salem and their communities.