Pavillion school board has vacancy after resignation

Jan 29, 2012 By Christina George, Staff Writer

The Fremont County School District 6 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after Marilyn Lund resigned from her seat on Jan. 16 after 19 years of service.

"Her knowledge of education and involvement with the school district and at the state level will be missed," Wind River superintendent Diana Clapp said on Jan. 25.

Lund's letter to the board said her stepping down was more of a "retirement" than a resignation, Clapp said.

Clapp noted Lund's reputation for speaking her mind, saying she remained supportive of board decisions even if she didn't favor the action.

"She's witty and funny," Clapp said. "She will be missed."

Lund could not be reached for comment by press time.

Lund's replacement will serve until December, and the seat will be up for election in November for a four-year term.

According to the school district's notice about the vacancy, interested parties have until 2 p.m. on Feb. 3 to submit a letter of interest to the district.

Candidates must be a current resident of Fremont County School District 6.

The letter should include a brief self-introduction, an explanation of why the individual wants to serve on the board and any special skills or talents the applicant will bring to the board.

More information can be obtained by calling the district's central office at 856-7970.

The new trustee will join board members James Downing, Charles Gomendi, Patti Griffith, Jeff Locker, Dan Pince and Shane Sanderson.

Lund was elected to the School District 6 Board of Education in 1992. Since then she has served on the Northwest Board of Cooperative Education Services and the Wyoming School Boards Association. She is also a recipient of the WSBA Award of Distinction.

"No amount of writing on any plaque could truly hold all of the praises we at Wind River and Crowheart Schools have to sing for Mrs. Lund," states a letter the district sent to the Wyoming Department of Education about the trustee's resignation. "Her passion as a trustee and her wit have been more appreciated and will be missed."

Her service will retain a last effect on the board, according to the letter.

"Her dedication to the children of Fremont County will never be forgotten," the letter states. "Marilyn isn't one for accepting accolades but she certainly deserves an abundance of them."

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