John Williams appointed to District 51 school board |

John Williams appointed to District 51 school board

Mesa County Valley School District 51 Board of Education President Greg Mikolai Monday selected to appoint John Williams to fill a board vacancy in District C.

Williams will be sworn in at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, prior to a previously scheduled work session meeting of the board. He will assume director duties immediately.

Williams is a local attorney with experience in real estate, business, government relations and employment law. He has also recently worked as legal counsel for Hendricks Investment Holdings, LLC/Gateway Canyons, LLC. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern School of Law.

In addition, Williams volunteers on boards for Hilltop, Grand Junction Economic Partnership, John McConnell Math and Science Center and the D51 Foundation. He is also one of the Chamber 500 Plan volunteers, reading an hour each week with students at Rocky Mountain Elementary School.

The vacancy for District C came after the passing of Harry Butler on June 2. The search for a new director began later that month with six candidates submitting applications and participating in interviews on July 30. The board could not come to consensus on a candidate at that time. Thus, per state statute, the decision fell to the board president, Mikolai.

The seat will be up for election in November.

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