By Nancy Covert
A DuPont/Northwest Landing resident has been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1.
Dawn Smith will officially be sworn in to fill the unexpired board term of School Board member John Campbell at the district‚Äôs Jan. 14 meeting. She was selected at the Board‚Äôs Dec. 17 meeting from a field of three applicants to fill that vacancy.
Campbell resigned his board position earlier this past Fall. Smith will hold that role until the board‚Äôs 2009 election later this year.
Dawn and her husband, Troy, moved to this area 11 years ago. They are parents to sons Troy Jr. and Ryan, both of whom attend Steilacoom schools.
Dawn has served the district in a variety of ways prior to her selection. Besides assisting with activities at her sons‚Äô schools, she is well-acquainted with the district‚Äôs needs and operation, having served on the district‚Äôs successful 2005 and 2006 construction bond and maintenance levy campaigns.
Besides being honored at Chloe Clark Elementary as Volunteer of the Month, Dawn has been honored as a Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate.
Several years ago, Dawn and Vicky Macias Marin petitioned the City of DuPont and Quadrant Homes for the renovation of the Jensen/McNeil Park in Northwest Landing. After receiving approval from those groups, Dawn served as project manager, overseeing fundraising, logistics, volunteer support and park installation.
Many people in DuPont are acquainted with her on-going commitment to volunteering and supporting numerous organizations such as working on the school district‚Äôs levy/construction bond campaigns.
Dawn states that ‚ÄúServing on the school board is another opportunity to serve our school district and our community. I will keep an open mind on issues and do my best. This role allows me to become involved in the bigger picture.‚Äù
Dawn, who is a Windermere Real Estate salesperson, says she‚Äôs available to discuss school concerns, and invites her constituents to ‚Äúring her door bell.‚Äù