The Martinsville City Council on Tuesday held a public hearing to receive names of residents interested in appointments to the Martinsville City School Board.
There will be two openings, thus one appointment will be for one 3-year term ending June 30, 2025, currently held by Emily Parker; the other is for an unexpired 3-year term ending June 30, 2024, which is vacant after the resignation of Jay Dickens.
Those who put their names up for consideration include Jim Woods, a former member of city council; Heather Blankenbaker, Michael Williamson, Kathy Carter, Shelby White, and Blake Shumate.
Parker, who was appointed in July 2019, did not ask for reappointment.
Dickens was appointed June 2021 and resigned on April 20, 2022.
City officials will schedule interviews for each of the candidates before appointing new members.