Board of Education Treasurer Ron DelVillano announced his retirement at the October 18 special meeting, after more than 11 years of service.
Mr. DelVillano joined the board in 2009, serving as trustee before moving to the role of treasurer.
“The Fraser community is built around our schools and all the volunteer parents who support it,” he said. “I encourage everyone to help out in the classrooms, attend PTO meetings and spend your time and talents with the many school organizations. Help keep the strong sense of community in Fraser by helping out whenever you can.”
He said the most unforgettable part of being on the board was attending graduations – shaking the hands of around 4,000 graduates during his tenure.
“Graduation is probably the most memorable,” he said. “Seeing each student get to the point of graduation. I got to give my children their diplomas and that has to be a highlight.”
He also reflected on the difficult decisions and achievements the board has made in the last decade.
“My biggest accomplishments were helping the district – as Treasurer – recover from the great recession without cutting back on programs for our children,” he said. “And also passing two bond proposals in 2011 and 2017 to expand and improve our facilities and give our children access to technology. These Board actions helped Fraser continue to be a desirable school district.”
Board President Jim Birko presented Mr. DelVillano with a plaque commemorating his years of service and shared a few words at the meeting.
“You have been a major contributor to this team over the years,” Mr. Birko said. “And you have always been absolutely dedicated to the community in Fraser, to our families and mostly to the students in Fraser Public Schools.”
Superintendent Carrie Wozniak echoed his sentiments.
“The first word that came to my mind was steadfast. You have always been so level-headed and so thoughtful about looking at both sides of a situation and I’ve always been grateful for that. Your passion to Fraser and dedication to the community is just remarkable,” she said.
The remaining Board members voted to elect Trustee Todd Koch to be the interim treasurer. The other positions will remain the same. A new member will be appointed in late November.
Board Officers President - Jim Birko Vice President - Scott Wallace Secretary - Linda Corbat Treasurer - Todd Koch Trustee - Dan Stawinski Trustee – Robyn Norbeck