Brett Jones, a Ridgefield community member, business owner and Ridgefield school parent, was appointed Ridgefield School District’s newest school board member by unanimous vote on April 2, 2019 at a special meeting of the Ridgefield School District school board.
A lifelong Ridgefield resident, Jones and his wife, Georgianna, have four daughters currently attending Ridgefield schools: Paige, a sophomore, at Ridgefield High School; twins, Cameron and Claire, eighth graders at View Ridge Middle School; and Elizabeth, a fourth grader at Union Ridge Elementary School.
Jones is a third-generation Ridgefield High School graduate. His great-grandfather, Walter A. Jones, was a member of the Ridgefield School Board when Union Ridge Elementary School was built in 1952. “It is an honor to participate in the growth of Ridgefield schools, just like him,” said Jones. “I believe the schools in Ridgefield are the heartbeat of the community. Having lived in Ridgefield my entire life, I am excited to be involved with the school district during this time of growth in our town.”
A business owner for 22 years, Jones is an active, contributing member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC). His company, Jones Landscape, Inc., has donated time and resources in assisting SSAC student members successfully implement the landscaping project now in progress at the Ridgefield Administrative & Civic Center (RACC). In addition, his company has supported various school and community events such as the Ridgefield High School commencement ceremonies, the Ridgefield Fourth of July Parade and community fundraisers.
"Brett will be a great addition to the school board,” said Scott Gullickson, Ridgefield School Board President. “I look forward to working with him and the rest of the board as we continue our pursuit of premier."
“Brett’s enthusiasm for all things Ridgefield, combined with his extensive business background and common-sense approach make him ideally suited to serve the district as a board member,” said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield Superintendent.
Jones will represent District 3, a seat formerly held by Steve Radosevich, who resigned in March, after nearly ten years of distinguished service to the school district.