Kirvin succeeds Butler as Gulf Coast trustee

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

After working as a speech language pathologist for the Franklin County School District in 1995-96, she went into private practice, and then in July 2010 was named the ABC School’s assistant principal.

“I am beginning my fourth year as a school administrator and am extremely grateful to be part of an amazing school community,” she wrote in her application. “I currently serve on the School Advisory Council at the Franklin County School as well. We are constantly assessing how we can graduate students who are college and career ready.”

The governor interviewed Kirvin personally before making his selections, Butler said, as Scott did the two appointments and one reappointment that he also announced last week.

Don Crisp, 71, of Panama City Beach, vice president of First American Title Insurance, was named to succeed Danny Estes; Steve Millaway, 57, of Panama City Beach, a self-employed electrical engineer was named to fill a vacant seat; and David Warriner, 48, of Port St. Joe, owner and president of Tapper & Co., was reappointed, all to terms ending May 2017.

“You have to have a willingness to serve because it’s a lot of work,” said Butler.

While Gulf County has three trustees, Kirvin is Franklin County’s lone representative, with the remainder of the nine-member board all from Bay County, She also is one of four trustees selected by Roberson to serve as the county’s lone representative on a 15-member presidential search committee, which also includes community members and other non-trustees, that is responsible for vetting candidates to replace Dr. Jim Kerley, who is retiring July 31.

Butler, the first female from the county to serve on the board of trustees, succeeded Leon Bloodworth, who followed Bubba Gander, the county’s first Gulf Coast college trustee.

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