Brown City & Deckerville selects board members

(SANILAC COUNTY) – It was an historic night for the Brown City school board last week when they selected a new President.

According to unofficial minutes of the meeting, Mark Shadley was elected to the position at the school board’s last meeting, replacing Alan Burgess who served in that role for nearly two decades.

Burgess, a 20-year member of the board, did not seek re-election last fall.

Shadley, a longtime Brown City resident, takes over the gavel and is looking forward to working with fellow board members as well as Superintendent Neil Kohler.

Shadley, a Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Tri-County Bank, is a Brown City graduate and has three children in district schools.

Jeff Liebler was named to fill the Vice President position while Theresa Kohler will serve as Secretary and Mary Lou Jacobs was elected Treasurer.

In other school board news, the Deckerville School Board organized earlier this week, selecting new officers for the school year.

Brandon Stolicker was elected to serve as the Board’s President while Amy Dumaw was chosen to serve as Vice-President. Randee Kirkpatrick received the nod to serve as Secretary and Spencer Osborne was voted in as Treasurer.

The board also appointed Jason McConnachie to the vacant seat on the board. A roofing contract to Marlette Roofing and Sheet Metal Company was approved while a bid for bleacher work and flooring in district buildings were also given approval.

Deckerville taxpayers approved a millage last year that allows for building improvements districtwide as well as in classrooms.