School Board views banker as safe deposit
Bohmann will fill Serdynski's seat until April election
Muskego — A banker has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Muskego-Norway School Board at least until the April 2014 election.
Robert Bohmann, vice president of commercial banking with Johnson Bank, was selected from a field of nine candidates.
The seat became vacant in July, when board member Mike Serdynski resigned because he expected to move out of the school district. Voters will again have a say in filling the seat in April, when someone will be elected to fill the year remaining on Serdynski's three-year term.
Bohmann is a leader with the Exchange Club of Milwaukee, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin and Lakepoint Church. He also has served in leadership roles with the Franklin Educational Foundation and the Brooklife Church, Mukwonago.
"We were looking for somebody who would step in and learn quickly the district initiatives and step into the budget cycle," board President Jim Schaefer said following the board's vote this weekSept.9.
Bohmann also was well-informed about state and regional educational issues, Schaefer said.
"I was very honored," Bohmann said. "I'm very excited about being able to serve the community."
He hopes to win a full three-year term on the board, he said.
"I have a passion for education for my family and the community," he said. "It's critical to the success of the individual and the country as a whole."
The schools put children into a position to succeed, he said, "and I want to be part of that."
Although he and his family only moved from Waukesha into the Muskego district in May 2012, they got involved in the community right away, Bohmann said.
"We've volunteered at a number of events and got to know the community," he said.
They volunteered at Jammin' on Janesville, at the Muskego Community Festival, at National Night Out representing Lakepoint Church, and represent Lakepoint with the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce, he said. In addition, his wife has volunteered at Lakeview School where their daughter attends kindergarten, he said.
They also have a 3-year-old son who will start kindergarten soon and 11 nieces and nephews already in the district, he said.
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