Dallas Hillhouse--4 year term until 2018
Pam Brady--4 year term until 2020
James Downing--4 year term until 2018
Carolyn Freedman--4 year term until 2018
Jose Lizarraga--4 year term until 2020
Dallas Hillhouse, President
Dallas is in his fifth year as a board member. He is a promoter of education to youth in the Bicentennial Union High School District. He is currently a member of the La Paz County Youth Livestock Committee, where he has been a member for more than 15 years. He was made President of the La Paz County Fair Association this year. Dallas is employed by the Central Arizona Project as a Maintenance Specialist. He lives in Bouse, Arizona with his wonderful wife Sharon. They have four children and two grandchildren. Dallas believes that there is a strong need to promote education and agriculture to youth today.
Pam Wolfe, Vice-President
James D. Downing, Member
Jim served on the Bicentennial Union High School Governing Board in the late 80's and early 90's. He is also currently a member of the McMullen Valley Fire District Board. Jim was also the first president of the Board of the McMullen Valley Chamber of Commerce.
My husband, Travis, and I are natives of Colorado but have lived in Arizona since 1996, and Brenda, AZ is our permanent home where we are raising our family. We are the third generation in our family's company which has been doing business in LaPaz County since the 1980s. We develop, own, and operate RV parks in Arizona and Idaho, and Travis and I manage the company's operations here in Arizona.
As a parent of children who attend the high school, I have been impressed by the quality of education our kids have access to, even in such a small district. I am an avid supporter of the athletics program, student council, and clubs such as National Honor Society. We have many bright, wonderful kids who need continued advocacy in support of their future endeavors.
I view board membership as a legitimate commitment and will devote the energy and time necessary to complete the required work, learning district policies and operating within their framework. I am an experienced team player with the ability to understand varying perspectives and am pragmatic in my decision making. I will act strategically, in line with the interests of the entire school community, and seek to be objective and fiscally responsible. My heart is here, in this community, with these kids and families.
I feel strongly that my family’s lives have been positively affected by a quality education and the opportunity for higher learning. I believe that our children are the future of this community and country, even though we adults, parents and teachers sometimes scratch our heads and wonder about them. Many of them will become tomorrow’s leaders in whatever field they choose.
Alan Bunacini retired Chief of Phoenix Fire Department has a quote. “Firemen are our most important resource. We keep them for 20 to 30 years.” I feel this way about our employees. From our Superintendent to the custodians, everyone is important to the education of our children. I believe that it is the board’s responsibility to retain and support quality staff members. We must commit ourselves to meet the challenges before us and exceed the expectations of those we serve.
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