The Bay Village Board of Education unanimously appointed Bay Village resident David Vegh to fill a board vacancy during its Monday, May 13 regular meeting.
Vegh is a sales director for Hyland Software. He also served as president and board member from 2013 to 2017 of Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies to low income students. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in English. He and his wife, Kathleen, have a daughter at Normandy Elementary School and two younger girls. Vegh also volunteers at his daughter’s school library.
Board member Gayatry Jacob-Mosier said she appreciated Vegh’s experience on a nonprofit board. “Dave also brings a business management background to the board, and he has worked in his job serving customers in higher education. I think that background can be very valuable for us.”
Fourteen Bay Village residents applied for and were interviewed for the appointment.
“We were fortunate to see so many of our residents interested in serving our schools and students,” said Beth Lally, President of the board. “One thing they all had in common was a passion for education and for serving the community.” She said that the board will be keeping them in mind when meaningful community engagement opportunities present themselves.
Vegh will need to run on the upcoming November ballot in order to continue the unexpired board term to its original completion date of December 31, 2021. The seat was vacated when former board member Amy Huntley resigned in April.
“I’m honored to join the Board of Education to work with a great team dedicated to continue making Bay Village an incredible school district,” he said. “I applied because I believe education is the foundation of a great community. Having enjoyed the benefits of living with my family for nine years in Bay Village, I’m looking forward to serving my fellow residents this way.”