Two New Members Appointed to Eau Claire School Board
The Eau Claire school board has appointed two new members to fill vacant board seats. On May 18, board members chose Dr. Marquell Johnson to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of board member Laurie Klinkhammer. Johnson is an associate professor of kinesiology and director of rehabilitation science at UW-Eau Claire. Then on June 1, the board chose Erica Zerr, a teacher at St. Edward’s Montessori School, to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of another board member, Dr. Eric Torres. Because they were appointed to finish previously elected board members’ terms, Johnson and Zerr will both face re-election in April 2021. The seven-member board also welcomed another new member recently: Joshua Clements was elected to an open board seat in April as a write-in candidate. Incumbents Lori Bica and Phil Lyons were also re-elected in April.