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Meet new Dawson County BOE member Nathan Ingram
Nathan Ingram
Nathan Ingram

The Dawson County Board of Education has appointed local resident Nathan Ingram to fill the board's "at-large" position, education officials announced on Thursday. 

Ingram, a Dawson County native and 1992 graduate of Dawson County High School, will serve in the board seat vacated by Will Wade, who resigned in March to qualify as a candidate for Georgia’s 9th District House Representative seat. 

According to a press release from the Dawson County School System, Ingram currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Canton in Cherokee County. Previously he served as Canton's Chief Financial Officer, as an accountant for a public accounting firm in Gainesville and as licensed sub-agent at Roger Slaton State Farm Insurance. 

Ingram is married to Julayne LeBaron Ingram, who works at Robinson Elementary School and together they have three children. 

"Ingram believes that the board position is the perfect time to 'give back' to the system that has given so much to him and his family," the press release said. 

At a specially called BOE meeting on Thursday night, board members said that Ingram will fill the seat on the board until a special election can be held in November, at which time voters will decide who will serve the final two years of the four-year term that would have been served by Wade.