Gary Gray, a Lemont resident who previously served for 10 years on the Lemont High School District 210 Board of Education, has been selected to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former board member George Rimbo.
Gray was appointed to a two-year term by the District 210 School Board during a special meeting Thursday night.
A new two-year term will be available during the Spring 2015 election. A four-year term next will be available for the position in Spring 2017.
Gray served on the District 210 Board of Education from 1993 to 2003. During that time, Lemont High School's student enrollment increased rapidly, leading to a major construction project in 1997 that doubled the building's square footage and added a three-story classroom addition and field house.
Gray was a member of the board when it selected former superintendent Sandra Doebert in 2002, and served as the board's liaison to WILCO.
In addition to his involvement with District 210, Gray also has been active on the council for Bethany Lutheran Church, serving as its president from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2012. He was a member of the village of Lemont’s Planning and Zoning Commission from 1990 to 1994.
Gray works as the Midwest Area Sales Manager for Piab USA, a market-leading manufacturer of industrial vacuum components. His wife, Sue, is a kindergarten teacher in Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A.
Gray's appointment comes one month after the resignation of Rimbo, who stepped down after he was named the new chief of the Lemont Fire Protection District. Rimbo had served on the board since 2009, and was elected to a second four-year term in April.