Support Vilardo for board

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to endorse the candidacy of Rick Vilardo for the Westerville City Schools Board of Education. I have known Rick for several years and can attest to his passion for excellence in public education.

Rick and I have served the community of Westerville together in a number of capacities. As a member of the Westerville Board of Education's Community Engagement Committee he has worked to develop a culture of openness and transparency. Rick has a vision for Westerville Schools that includes maximizing every student's potential, while exercising reasonable fiscal responsibility.

For strong, achievement oriented leadership that will continue a legacy of success in Westerville schools, I support Rick Vilardo and encourage residents in the district to do the same.

Vaughn Bell