Meet Lakeport Unified’s Newest Trustee

The Lakeport Unified School District Board of Trustees voted Thursday to appoint district parent Jennifer Williams-Richardson as its newest member. She is replacing Jeannie Markham, who moved out of state in March.

Williams-Richardson was one of two community members who applied for the job, but the other prospective member withdrew herself from the running.

Lake County News reports that Williams-Richardson is a bookkeeper with two children in the district. She previously served as president at another school and has served on a school site council.

As the Board’s newest member, Williams-Richardson will help with the selection process for the district’s next superintendent. Jill Falconer, who has led the district since 2019, is retiring this summer.