By Kevin Kelley
Brad Lamb, who served as Fairview Park Board of Education president in 2010 and 2011, resigned from the board May 11 after moving out of the city.
“Brad Lamb has been an integral part of the changes made at the Fairview Park City Schools over the past six years,” current board President Joe Shucofsky said in a statement. “Brad’s enthusiasm and positive attitude as a board member, vice president and past-president will be sorely missed.”
The district is now accepting applications for those wishing to be appointed to fill the vacancy.
Lamb sold his Fairview Park home this spring following the birth of his second child in November. Lamb and his wife, Laura, are temporarily living with Laura’s mother in North Olmsted while they search for a larger house.
“We definitely want to stay in the Westshore,” Lamb told West Life. “We would have loved to have stayed in Fairview Park. We just couldn’t find the right house in the city.”
Lamb, who managed the unsuccessful campaign of Matt Dolan for Cuyahoga County executive in 2010, said he plans to be involved in public issues wherever he ends up moving.
A Republican, Lamb works as a bailiff for Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Rob McClelland.
Lamb won an election in November 2006 to complete an unexpired term, then ran unopposed for full four-year terms in 2007 and 2011.
Lamb said he was pleased that the board fulfilled its pledge made in 2006 not to seek new tax dollars for at least five years if an operating levy passed that fall. The district has not sought new taxes since then. He also noted the district received its first “Excellent” rating on the state report card last year.
Those interested in applying for the vacant seat should send a letter of application and a resume to the Fairview Park Board of Education Office, 21620 Mastick Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126, or send via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should be residents of the district and registered voters, according to the Ohio School Boards Association.
The person selected by the board to fill the vacancy will serve through the end of 2013. In November 2013, a special election will take place to elect someone to complete the final two years of Lamb’s term.