LISBON - John Garwood, a board member of the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, has decided to leave the board, but he is not going far.
The Career Center board on Tuesday suspended the rules of conflict of interest, accepted Garwood's resignation from the board and hired him as an instructor for the new landscaping and environmental program.
When contacted after the meeting, Garwood said he was planning to resign his current management position at Agland Co-op later during the week, noting he had accomplished what he set out to do there over the past two years, although it would be difficult to walk away from so many excellent employees.
However, Garwood said he is always looking for new challenges and believes he can make a difference in helping promote a strong work ethic for young people at the Career Center. Garwood had previously been a part of the staff at the school and noted being on the CTC board he has realized he can be part of the solutions there.
The new landscaping and environmental high school program will assist students interested in careers in lawn and turf care, landscaping, golf course superintendent, forestry and garden centers.