I want to thank the entire community for providing me the opportunity
to be of service as a member of the Burbank Board of Education over
the past four years. I have been afforded immeasurable personal
growth and a world of new relationships. I have developed a profound
respect for all those who have served before me, with me and those
who will serve after me. Most important, I will always maintain a
keen optimism for the future of our children.
The ultimate goal of living in a community has to be community
service. Since we are fortunate to live in a city like Burbank, we
should put back with our time and energy to make this an even better
community. Serving this community, no matter in what capacity,
provides a refined sense of accomplishment. I was fortunate to have
been given this most recent opportunity with the board. My commitment
to volunteerism and service to this community began more than 25
years ago, and will likely continue long into the future. Now it is
time to move to the next need, and I am looking forward to serving
this great city in other capacities.
Who are the real winners in this process? Hopefully, it will be
our children. I look at all those who are waiting to serve and I
believe that they all have our community’s best interests at heart.
It is time to line up behind these individuals and support them as
they serve us. After all, these are our neighbors who are willing to
step up. It is not always going to be easy or smooth sailing;
difficult decisions have to be made when needed. Their ability to
serve will be greatly enhanced knowing they have the community’s
support behind them. We need to remember that the final outcome will
and should always be for the benefit of the children.
I am proud of my record over the past four years. I was honored
when I was elected by the community to serve on the board. Now I will
be afforded the opportunity to spend more time with my family, and I
look forward to that prospect.
Thank you for the honor of allowing me this wonderful opportunity
to serve you.
President, Burbank Unified
School District Board