Harvey appointed to seat on school board

When John Hoffman won a seat in the Minnesota Senate back in November, he vacated his seat representing District 3 on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board.

Dist11Harvey1After reviewing resumes and interviewing applicants for the position, board members appointed sales project director Bill Harvey of Champlin to fill the vacant seat, which includes Champlin, Dayton and part of Coon Rapids.

Harvey is the parent of three children in Anoka-Hennepin schools. He has been a volunteer at Oxbow Creek Elementary School, Jackson Middle School and Champlin Park High School.

He is vice president and director of the Champlin Park High School Vocal Music Association and earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Minnesota State Unversity, Mankato.

Harvey currently works as a sales project director for the Anton Group.

With family and friends snapping photographs, Harvey was sworn in and welcomed to the board at its Jan. 14 meeting.

Anoka-Hennepin School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson expresses his gratitude to outgoing board member John Hoffman as Board Chairman Tom Heidemann presents the newly-elected senator with a framed photograph of Hoffman performing with Symphonic Rock. Photo by Sue Austreng

Anoka-Hennepin School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson expresses his gratitude to outgoing board member John Hoffman as Board Chairman Tom Heidemann presents the newly-elected senator with a framed photograph of Hoffman performing with Symphonic Rock. Photo by Sue Austreng

Harvey will fulfill the remainder of the District 3 term, which expires Jan. 1, 2014.

But before continuing with agenda items, board members bid farewell and expressed gratitude to Hoffman for his eight year of service to students, staff and families in the school district.

Commending Hoffman for “leadership and dedicated service,” board members presented the outgoing board member with a commemorative plaque.

And then board members surprised Hoffman with a giant framed photograph of him performing with Symphonic Rock, a concert series featuring the classic rock band, Staff Infection, which comprises members of District 11’s administrative team. Hoffman served as Staff Infection percussionist for many years.

Board Chairman Tom Heidemann urged Hoffman to hang the photograph on his wall at the State Capitol.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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