The Central Local Schools Board of Education has welcomed its second new board of education member in two months.
Austin L. Imm, 39, will serve out the remaining time on the term of recently retired board member Roger Zeedyk, who served on the board for 20 years.
Imm’s term will expire on Dec. 31, 2021.
The board swore in Imm on Wednesday afternoon during its monthly meeting.
Imm, a 1999 graduate of Edgerton High School, works as a union bricklayer and has two young children nearing the ages of entering into attendance at Central Local Schools. Imm lives just east of Ney with his wife, Lindsay Imm, who works as a first grade teacher at Fairview Elementary.
Imm elaborated on why he sought the opportunity to serve, touching on the district’s focus in the coming months and years on permanent improvements, having procured funding for those projects in November’s election.
“It’s a really good district and I wanted to be a part and help in any way I could, so I thought this would be a good venture,” he said. “We have a great community, and with my construction background, I’ve built a lot schools in the area (including Bryan and Defiance) ... I think I can be effective in helping make good decisions for the school.”
The addition comes on the heels of the board adding Ben Guisinger for a four-year term in January. Guisinger defeated Owen Brigner in the November general election after board member Jen John decided not to run in the same election.
“The Central Local School District Board of Education congratulates Mr. Imm as a newly appointed member of the board of education,” stated a release from Central Local Schools. “May your service to the school district, residents and the students be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.”