Cheryl Myers resigns from North Clackamas School Board


Cheryl Myers, a member of the North Clackamas School Board, announced at last week’s meeting that she plans to resign from her position.

Myers was appointed last year by Governor John Kitzhaber to serve as the Oregon’s Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business Advocate, a position created by state statute. The advocate is a policy advisor whose chief duty is to create access to contracting opportunities for certified firms. State agencies are required to notify the office for any state contracts in excess of $5,000.

“While I remain passionate about public education, time demands in my Governor’s Office role make it increasingly difficult to be as present as I’ve been in the past,” Myers said. “It has been my deepest honor to serve the North Clackamas community, and I remain grateful for the many friends and colleagues I’ve grown to admire.”

Regarding the timing of her departure, Myers said she was initially appointed to the board and appreciated gaining some experience prior to an election process; leaving now will allow a new appointee a similar opportunity before election in May.

Myers and her husband have owned a financial services business, Myers and Associates, for about 25 years, and she is in her eighth year as a school board member at NCSD.

Myers plans to officially step down from the School Board after its meeting on Jan. 17.