CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga Heights School board unanimously elected a new board member Thursday night, Mark E Dobbins.
Dobbins graduated from the Cuyahoga Heights School district in 1975, went on to Cleveland State University where he got a degree in accounting and then on to the Cleveland Marshall College of Law where he gained a law degree in 1982.
Dobbins stated that he has lived in the school district for 49 years and worked for the Cleveland Federal Reserve for 30 years
He also said he served on the district's finance committee twice, worked on a levy campaign and was also a past treasurer of the CHHS Alumni Association.
While at the Reserve he described to the board that he "conducted or assisted in financial and compliance examinations of regulated institutions, reviewed regulatory filing to acquire or merge with other institutions, and provided legal support to examination staff."
Dobbins replaces Jim Lawrence, who resigned by stating his board duties were keeping him from being a "family man."
Lawrence served as the tie-breaking vote on many contentious issues before the school board. According to documents, Lawrence resigned exactly one year after his appointment to the board.
There were 11 applications for the empty spot. Board member Tim Oden has also stated he plans to resign his seat before the end of the year.
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