At a brief called meeting on Wednesday, June 30, Edgar Rivera was named to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Trustees of Brownfield ISD.
The seat was vacated when Will Hawkins resigned due to his family’s move out of the district for work.
This is an unexpired term and Rivera will have to run again when the term is up.
Edgar is no newcomer to Brownfield. He is a 2010 graduate of BHS. He then went on to South Plains College and then to Lubbock Christian University, where he received a BS in Information Systems. He is currently employed at BRMC in their IT department.
Edgar is married to Kristen, who is also a Brownfield native, and has three children, ages 13, 9, and 4.
Edgar stated, “I am happy to have the opportunity to give back to this community and this school district. This is where my roots are. I am excited to have the chance to make a difference for our kids and our community.”
BISD Superintendent Chris Smith stated, “I am very excited for Edgar to join the board. He is eager, intelligent and can bring fresh perspective to the board. We believe that his presence helps us continue to keep the established goals in front of us, as we continue to work to improve BISD.”
Board President Geoff Cooper stated, “BISD is on the move and poised to be a premier school district, not only on the South Plains, but in the State of Texas. Edgar Rivera brings youth and a promise of the future to the BISD Board and School District. As the district moves forward, I feel sure Edgar will be an integral part of that process and it is my hope that the future board will continue the progress we have already started.”
The motion to appoint Edgar was made by Timothy Swaringen and seconded by Cat Gonzales. The vote was unanimous.
Applications had been accepted from those interested in serving and those applications were reviewed by the board prior to the selection of Edgar to fill the vacated seat. Smith stated, “We had some great applicants for the position and we are thankful for those that took an interest in serving. The future of our district remains bright because of people who want to serve our community.”