Lancaster School Board Begins New Year with Member Changes

Lancaster City Schools (LCS) congratulated Jay Nauman on his retirement from the LCS school board at the December 19, 2023, meeting and welcomed Bryan Everitt as the district’s newest member. Nauman’s board term officially expired on December 31, 2023.

Outgoing Lancaster City Schools Board Member Jay Nauman.

Outgoing Lancaster City Schools Board Member Jay Nauman.

Born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio, Nauman has been with Nauman Outdoor since 1995 and purchased the business from his father in 2001, making him the fourth generation to own and operate the company. A graduate of Wittenberg University, he is a self-described jack of all trades and enjoys working with billboard layout and design to get the most effective message delivery possible for Nauman clients. In addition to the LCS school board, he has served on numerous community boards, past and present, including the United Way Review Board, Habitat for Humanity, Lancaster-Fairfield County Charity Newsies, Fairfield Medical Center Community Advisory Board, and the Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association Board. He is also a past Lancaster Rotary president.

“During his tenure as a board member, Jay remained dedicated to implementing the three elements of the district’s Portrait of a Graduate model,” said outgoing Board President Dianne Garlinger. “He did so with a unique wit, business acumen, and valued wisdom. His presence will be vastly missed by the board, but always appreciated.”

Stepping into Nauman’s board position is local attorney and licensed title insurance agent, Bryan Everitt.

Incoming Lancaster City School Board Member Brian Everitt.

Incoming Lancaster City School Board Member Brian Everitt.

A Lancaster native, Everitt is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy. During his 24-year career in the Navy, he served around the globe as a nuclear-trained Submarine Warfare Officer and held numerous leadership positions including Operations Officer for Navy Recruiting District Ohio, Professor of Naval Science at Purdue University, and Commanding Officer/Officer-in-Charge positions with various Navy Reserve Units. During the final period of his naval service, Everitt was transferred back to central Ohio, which allowed him to pursue his law degree by attending Capital University Law School’s evening program while also working full-time. Everitt joined local firm Dagger Law in 2014 and retired from the United States Navy in 2019 and was made partner in 2023.

Outside of his legal practice, Everitt serves Lancaster, Fairfield County and beyond through his active involvement in numerous community organizations, including Lancaster Alive, Founder & Vice-President; Historic Lancaster Commission, Chairperson; Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce; Legislative Action Committee, Chairperson; Equality Ohio, Legal Clinic Committee Co-Chairperson and Finance & Administration Committee Member; Fairfield County District Library, Board of Trustees Member & Board Secretary; Lancaster Tree Commission, Member; Lancaster Public Education Foundation, Board Member & Co-Chair; and Ohio State Bar Foundation, Awards Committee.

2024 Lancaster City School Board

2024 Lancaster City School Board

“Bryan’s dedication to his country, his community, his clients, and our school system is more than evident,” said Superintendent Nathan Hale. “He has shown his commitment to education for the past several years by serving on the Lancaster Public Education Foundation, which raises funds to assist educators with projects and resources not available through our traditional budget. That kind of commitment is tremendous. While we don’t know how he finds the time to accomplish all that he does, we are honored to have him working toward achieving the objectives of Lancaster City Schools.”

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Temple is a Senior Account Manager with Krile Communications. A Lancaster native, her love for writing, reading, and all things creative is surpassed only by her love for her family.