Lahmann chose to run for ESD 113's Board of Directors because of his interest in providing equitable educational opportunities for all students.
TUMWATER – January 19, 2022 – Bill Lahmann was sworn into service on the Capital Region Educational Service District (ESD) 113 Board of Directors at their meeting last week on January 12. He represents Director District 7, which covers the Tumwater School District and part of North Thurston Public Schools.
Lahmann has been a teacher, mediator, legislative analyst, association executive, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. His experiences in small, medium, and large districts, as well as three ESDs, provide him with an excellent understanding of school district needs, challenges, and operations, as well as the important role ESDs can play in providing for student success.
Lahmann is active with Rotary International and United Way and currently serves as a Hospice volunteer.
- Bill Lahmann began his service on the board of Capital Region ESD 113 on January 12, 2022.
- He was elected by school directors across the five counties in our region.
- He serves Director District 7, which includes the Tumwater School District and part of North Thurston Public Schools.
- He has 41 years of education experience as a teacher, mediator, legislative analyst, association executive, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.
- Lahmann is active with Rotary International and United Way and currently serves as a Hospice volunteer.
- "I am honored and excited to join the Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors. Having served 41 years in public education at the local, state, and national levels, I understand the critical support ESDs provide local school districts. I look forward to working with our school districts and the ESD 113 staff to provide quality education for all students."— Bill Lahmann, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, District 7
- "I'm pleased to welcome Bill Lahmann to our ESD 113 Board. Bill brings a wealth of educational and administrative experiences that will be of great value as the Board provides governance to the ESD operations."— Al Cohen, Capital Region ESD 113 Board of Directors, Board Chair, District 4
About Capital Region ESD 113
The purpose of Capital Region ESD 113 is to ensure excellent and equitable education for all students through service and collaboration. Led by Superintendent Dr. Dana Anderson, ESD 113 provides services for 44 school districts, one tribal compact school, and approved private schools in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific counties, which we acknowledge is land forcibly removed from the Nisqually, Cowlitz, Puget Sound Salish, Quinault, Shoalwater, Chehalis, and Squaxin Island People. Our goal areas include closing gaps, growing people, influencing change, and eradicating racism.
Kristen Jaudon, APR
Communications, Government Relation & Public Engagement