In October 2012, long-time Great Prairie AEA Board member, Peg Campbell, submitted her resignation from the Board. Mrs. Campbell represented Director District #5 – Ottumwa Community School District. A Special Election was held on November 13, 2012 to elect her replacement. We are pleased to announce that Himar Hernandez has been elected by the Ottumwa School Board to represent the Ottumwa District for the remaining term of office, which runs until October 2015.
Himar and is wife, Amy, have a four-year-old child, Belen, and are expecting a second. He has an Associate of Arts in Political Science from IHCC, a B.A. Cum Laude in Public Administration & Political Science from Buena Vista University, Community and Economic Development Courses through North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, and his Masters n Business leadership from William Penn University. He currently works for Iowa State University Extension as a Community and Economic Development Specialist.