Appointed in 2022 to represent the local business community, Anthony Georger is the controller and vice president of finance for Seran Bioscience. He brings more than 15 years of accounting and finance experience, specializing in aerospace, agricultural and media industries. He moved from New England to Central Oregon with his wife and three children in 2020, and has been actively engaged and interested in the local education system.

We asked Anthony about his new role and here’s what he had to say…

What inspired you to explore a board seat with HDESD?

I was inspired to explore joining the HDESD board by the kind words and praise I heard for the HDESD from volunteer colleagues with the United Way of Central Oregon and EDCO.  

 What are you most looking forward to in your role as a board member?

I am looking forward to using my financial background and experience to help the board make resource allocation choices.  I am also excited to learn about all of the programs HDESD has to offer, providing any help where possible to further publicize these programs for the betterment of the local community.

What do you believe are the greatest challenges we face as an ESD moving forward?

As we are at the end of most COVID-era fiscal spending, I think the HDESD will be challenged to continue to provide top-level programs for a fast-growing local community in a more restrictive fiscal environment.  I believe it will be achievable to provide excellence with tighter budgets, but it will take careful thought and planning.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the HDESD school board. I am learning about all of the programs the HDESD provides to our local community, and look forward to working as a champion for the HDESD within other local organizations.