Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Ellen Elinski to the Cottonwood Oak Creek Elementary District Governing Board.

This vacancy was due to the resignation of long time Board President Eric Marcus, who relocated out of the school district. We greatly appreciate the service Mr. Marcus provided to the school, students, staff and the community over many years of service.

Due to the fact that the resignation occurred during an election cycle, Superintendent Carter held the position vacant until the election process could yield a successor.

There was one qualified non-incumbent candidate for the seat, who is now being appointed. Mrs. Elinski was willing to start the term early and take this interim appointment through December 31, 2022 and then begin the term for which she was selected on January 1, 2023.

Superintendent Carter stated, “It was nice that the election process made the selection in this case”. Mrs. Elinski will do well and the fact that she was willing to begin her service early is greatly appreciated”. The appointment will be effective upon taking the oath of office on September 13, 2022 and will expire on December 31, 2022.