Cy-Fair ISD trustees appoint Julie Hinaman to fill board vacancy

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After Cy-Fair ISD trustee Christine Hartley announced May 20 she would resign from the board effective June 1, board members unanimously voted to appoint Julie Hinaman to take her place at a special-called June 3 meeting.

Hinaman will serve in the position at least until November, when her seat will be up for election. Trustees Tom Jackson, Darcy Mingoia and Debbie Blackshear will also have the opportunity to run for re-election this November.

Board members expressed their appreciation for Hinaman’s dedication and service to the district, including as chair of the CFISD Community Leadership Committee and as co-chair of the district’s long-range planning committee for the 2019 bond referendum.

“I can’t think of any other citizen of our community that knows the width and breadth of our district—and not just its past but also its future,” Board President John Ogletree said Monday night.

Hartley was elected to the board in 2011 and said she has since returned to work full time. With two children in college and one in high school, she said she looked forward to spending more time with her family.

“Trying to be the best mom, teacher and board member I can be has been quite a juggling act. I decided a few months ago that because of the way life has changed I’m not going to run again in the fall,” Hartley said May 20. “I feel that in order to best honor my work and family commitments, it’s best that I step down now.”

The board also unanimously approved trustee Don Ryan to take Hartley’s place as board secretary on Monday night.

Candidates can begin filing for a place on the Nov. 5 ballot as early as June 20.

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Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.
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