Georgetown ISD board president steps down, nominates replacement

Elizabeth McFarland was elected to serve on the school board in 2019. (Courtesy Georgetown ISD)
Elizabeth McFarland was elected to serve on the school board in 2019. (Courtesy Georgetown ISD)

Elizabeth McFarland was elected to serve on the school board in 2019. (Courtesy Georgetown ISD)

Georgetown ISD board of trustees President Scott Stribling stepped down from his role and nominated fellow Board Member Elizabeth McFarland to take his place during a Dec. 14 meeting.

Stribling was elected to serve on the GISD school board for Place 1 in May 2013 and has served as the board president since 2019. He is stepping down to continue the district's history of strong and well-done transitions of power between board presidents, he said. Stribling will serve out his term on the board to help McFarland transition and keep the district's stability, he said.


All board members voted in favor of Stribling's nomination, and McFarland will now run board meetings, effective immediately. Stribling also said that he will not run for re-election in May 2022.

McFarland was elected to serve on the board in May 2019 for Place 2. She founded McFarland Legacy Law in Georgetown and works as an estate planning and business attorney. She has lived in Georgetown for 15 years with her husband and four children.

“There is great momentum in the work happening in GISD, and serving on the GISD board of trustees is an honor,” McFarland said. “While Scott is leaving big shoes to fill, I am excited at the opportunity to lead this board moving forward and grateful for his leadership and support.”
By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.