The is on its way to deciding who should fill the open seat left after .
At its regular meeting on Monday, the board said
President Dave Rump said he and his peers will begin interviewing candidates on Wednesday and Thursday evening of this week.
“We hope to have a replacement for the board member by the June 26 meeting,” said Rump.
Ohio law dictates the seat must be filled within 30 days of Grimes’s resignation, which puts the announced appointment date four days before the June 30 deadline, he said.
If the board is unable to select a candidate before the 30-day period is up, the decision will then be made by the Summit County Probate Court, said board vice president Kellie Patterson.
The board started the discussion of whom it would like to choose during a closed-door executive session following Monday's meeting.
Whomever is appointed will sit on the board for about 18 months (the remainder of Grimes's term) and will have the option of running to retain the seat in the November 2013 election.
The nine candidates the board is considering are:
- David Devany
- Bruce Endlich
- Esther Harnack
- Dean Hull
- Wes Johnston
- Mark Modic
- Mike Penta
- Bob Pyke
- Karen Schofield
Which of the following would you choose for the open board member seat? Tell us in the Comments.