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Everett School Board recognized as a leader in modern governance

The Diligent Corporation announced that the Everett School Board is one of the Inaugural Modern Governance 100 Community Board honorees. This program is dedicated to the recognition of community governance leaders who are committed to driving positive organizational change.
Everett School Board. Image courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

From an April 2, 2021, Everett Public Schools press release.

The Everett Public Schools board of directors was recognized this week as a leader in modern governance.

The Diligent Corporation announced the honorees of the Inaugural Modern Governance 100 Community Boards, a program dedicated to the recognition of community governance leaders who are committed to driving positive organizational change.

Comprised of 100 impressive individuals and teams, the list recognizes leaders from the field of municipal and education governance. The professionals recognized by the Modern Governance 100 Community Boards program demonstrated exceptional work throughout the year, with a consistent focus on communication, collaboration, and community.

The Everett Public Schools board of directors is a diverse board that exemplifies teamwork. The board brings a variety of backgrounds and opinions and works together to support efficient, respectful, and transparent board meetings. This past year, during the COVID pandemic and school closures, directors have utilized BoardDocs to stay current with constantly changing and important issues and to inform their decision-making process in a quick and timely manner.

Directors are also involved in community engagement and regularly touch base with community members, parents, and families to gather a wide range of perspectives to allow them to provide successful board decisions, efficiently, that benefit the school district and ultimately the community.

In a year of unprecedented challenges, the program shines a light on publicly elected boards and councils as well as the professionals that support them. These community leaders have demonstrated resilience, dedication, and empathy in the face of complex and challenging times, when good governance matters more than ever.

“Amidst all of the changes and hardships we’ve faced this year, the Modern Governance 100 Community Boards program reminds us that there is a very human side to governance. Every day, there are talented people working behind-the-scenes to drive real change for their organizations,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent.

To view the full list of the 2020 Modern Governance 100 Community Boards honorees, visit: https://info.diligent.com/community-leaders-featured/.

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