My wife, Elaine, and I have lived in Ketchikan for the past 22 years and have raised two daughters, Elizabeth, a Kayhi graduate in 2005 and Sarah who expects to graduate in 2007. I have served two terms on the school board, 1994-1997 and 2002 to present, and one term on the City Council, 1999 to 2002.
I am especially proud of two
achievements by the school board during my term: the completion
of a strategic plan, we updated that plan on it's third anniversary
earlier this year, and conversion of our budget process to a
program based budget format. The strategic plan enables us to
pursue vital goals such as improving student reading over multiyear
periods despite changes in funding and the annual changes in
personalities on the board. Program based budgeting has resulted
in greater confidence in how the school district is spending
its' money and has resulted in improved support from the borough
assembly and the community. I have worked hard to unite our community
behind education and will continue to do so.
I have enjoyed my service on the school board, and I ask your support for the future.