Hiland wins seat on Sherwood School Board
(This is a Wednesday post updating previous numbers of the Tuesday election.)
Michael Hiland is Sherwood's newest School Board member, edging out Amber Dahl during the May 16 election.
Hiland collected 63.34 percent of the vote with Dahl at 36.23 percent with a total of 2,782 votes cast.
Hiland, a software engineer, said he was excited by the victory.
"You never know how these things are going to go," he said.
Having served on both the district's Budget Committee and Boundary Committee, Hiland said the big projects now will be focusing on implementing the last bond including overseeing the construction of the new high school and getting students settled in their new schools (the old Sherwood High School building will evenutally be home to all middle school students in the district).
Hiland worked on the last two bond measures – in 2006 and 2016 – and has been on the board of the Sherwood Education Foundation since 2012, serving the last three years as president.
He has four children who are attending or who have attended Sherwood schools.
Dahl, a stay-at-home mother, graduated with a business degree in business management at Brigham Young University.
Meanwhile, two incumbent members who were unchalleneged in the race, return to their seats. They are: Eric Campbell, who serves as vice chairman of the Sherwood School Board, and Patrick Allen.
Longtime Board Member Connie Hansen, whose term expires June 30, did not run for re-election.