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The Westfield Board of Education is seeking an applicant who is interested in serving on the Board from January 1, 2023 through April 24, 2023 to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Board member Amy Root. The process for the Board of Education to select a member from the applicant pool is for the Board to interview applicants in a closed, executive session.

Westfield citizens interested in filling the Board vacancy from January 1, 2023 through April 24, 2023 should submit their resume or letter of intent to Board Secretary Dana Sullivan via email at no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. 

To be considered for a seat on the Board of Education, a candidate must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to read and write
  • A resident of Westfield
  • A registered voter in Westfield

The closed interview session will take place on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Westfield High School, 550 Dorian Road (time and room location to be announced later). The vote to select the candidates will be in public and is expected to take place at the Board meeting later that evening. 

If they wish to retain a seat on the Board, the newly appointed Board member would be required to file for candidacy according to the election process established by the County in order to be placed on the ballot in April 2023, along with any eligible Westfield resident who chooses to run.    

Questions relating to the candidate application process can be directed to Dana Sullivan at or 908-789-4402.