Green Lake School District Board of Education. Ron Triemstra is on the left in the photo.

Longtime Green Lake School Board of Education member Ron Triemstra announced this week that he will not seek re-election on April 7, 2020. Triemstra is a past president, vice president, and clerk of the board. 

This means voters will elect three board members. Previously, current board members Andy Gryske and Loni Meiborg have indicated they will seek election.

In an article in the Oct. 31 Ripon Commonwealth Press, Triemstra, who is also a supervisor for the Town of Brooklyn Board, was quoted as saying, “What I want people to know is that it is important that some residents of the district take enough interest that somebody would run for the School Board. It is not as demanding as some people think.” The board meets once a month.

Individuals interested in running for the open position or against Gryske or Meiborg must file out a campaign registration form and a declaration of candidacy. Both forms must be filed with the Green Lake School District office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7.

The forms can be picked up at the district office, 612 Mill Street, or the district will mail the forms to candidates if requested. The forms are also available on the district website.

To be eligible for election to the school board, individuals must pay taxes within the district. When filing papers, candidates should bring proof of residency within the district, such as a copy of their tax bill.

A spokesperson for the district said potential candidates should be aware that the district offices are closed during Christmas week.