The District 65 School Board unanimously elected Omar Brown to the Board at its Aug. 18 meeting. Mr. Brown’s term runs through the April 2015 election, which is the remaining term of Eileen Budde who tendered her resignation on June 10. The Board announced several weeks ago that it planned to appoint Mr. Brown. See Aug. 14 issue of the RoundTable.
Mr. Brown is vice-president of human resources for the Chicago Transit Authority. For the past ten years he has been active in the Evanston community as a member of the Chessmen Club of the North Shore, a basketball coach with the Fellowship of African American Men (F.A.A.M), a steering committee member for the McGaw YMCA Achievers Program, and a member of the Y.O.U. Board. He resides in Evanston with his wife Tanya and their three children who attend Evanston Township High School, Oakton Elementary School, and McGaw YMCA Children’s Center.
Before swearing in Mr. Brown, Board President Tracy Quattrocki said, “We think you are going to bring so much to the Board. We’re very excited about you joining our ranks.”