By Oliver Lazenby
Blaine school district board of directors elected board member Joan Lotze to be its new president at a December 19 meeting. The position is selected by a roll-call vote.
The president’s duties mainly revolve around planning meeting agendas.
The board picks a new president yearly and the position typically rotates among board members. Mike Dodd was board president in 2016 and Lotze was vice president.
John Freal will serve as vice president in 2017.
Lotze was appointed to the school board in 2014 to replace outgoing member Susan Holmes and was elected in 2015. Her term ends next December.