For the mandated members required to be on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, Ed. Code 15282. (a) (1) says:

One member shall be active in a business organization representing the business community located within the district.

That slot has been unfilled for some time. However, at the September 19, 2012 meeting, the Board of Education appointed Tom Waller to this position.

He is a past president of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and a current Board member. Tom is also the Chair of the Chamber’s Education Workforce Readiness Committee.

He graduated from Harry Ells High School in Richmond. After a varied career, he now works as an independent business consultant here.

I know him from some previous parcel tax campaigns in the district. I’m looking forward to him being on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.