MASON, OH (FOX19) - During a November 18 special meeting, the Mason City School Board unanimously appointed Matthew Steele to fill its vacant school board position.
Steele, who is an attorney with Reisenfeld & Associates, was one of 15 candidates to submit his name for the position that became vacant after John Odell, a beloved Mason educator, died October 27 following a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.
"This was a very deliberative process. Each of the candidates was very impressive, and I'm most hopeful that we will continue to see them involved in our district. We gave ourselves time to personally reflect on the strengths of each individual candidate and met as a a group to define a process to help us reach consensus as a Board," explained Debbie Delp, School Board President.