By Will E Sanders
COVINGTON — Following the resignation of Jon Furrow from the Covington Board of Education last month, district officials met in a brief special session late Friday afternoon and selected a new member of the board, Mark Miller.
The board made the unanimous vote during the Friday meeting after interviewing a total of four candidates vying for the position Wednesday night following the board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Miller’s appointment comes after Furrow stepped down from his position at the board’s meeting in December.
Miller will serve the remainder of Furrow’s term, which is for the next two years.
“We are very excited about Mark joining the Covington schools’ leadership team,” Larson said. “Mark brings a great deal of knowledge about the construction process that will be extremely valuable during the comprehensive facility project.”
Larson added Miller, a successful business owner and president of Milcon Commercial Concrete, located in Troy, possesses “strong leadership management skills.”
“Most importantly, Mark cares deeply about the children of Covington and will work very hard to make Covington schools the very best,” Larson said.
Miller is an active member of the Covington community who has served on the district’s Facility Planning Committee.
At the board’s reorganization meeting earlier this week, Dr. W. Dean Pond was selected as the board’s president and Brad Hall as the vice president.