Director District 1 Vacancy

ESD 123 Seeking Candidates for Board Vacancy

The Educational Service District 123 Board of Directors is now seeking applications to fill its Director District 1 vacancy, serving all of Asotin-Anatone, Clarkston, Pomeroy, Dayton, Starbuck, Kahlotus and Othello, as well as part of North Franklin School District. The former Director for District 1, Brad Gingerich, resigned from the position on September 26, 2018. Mr. Gingerich served on the ESD 123 Board since February 1987, and ESD 123 thanks him for 31 years of service to our school districts and community. Mr. Gingerich also served as the chair of the Association of Educational Service Districts Executive Board three times and made many contributions to the state-wide education system.

The Board is seeking a candidate to represent District 1 and our region’s school districts. Duties of the position include attending and participating in Board discussions and decision-making, establishing and approving agency policies and budgets, and communicating with school district and other agency partners and legislators.

Applicants cannot be current school district board members or employees, and must reside within the boundaries of and be a registered voter in District 1. Interested candidates should submit a completed application form to ESD 123, Attn: Kuniko Votaw at 3924 West Court Street, Pasco, WA 99301 or by email to

The deadline for applications is October 17, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in October after review of the candidates, with the selection date tentatively scheduled for October 25, 2018. Appointment to the position would begin immediately and run until the next election date in September 2019.

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