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After proudly serving the Citrus Community College District for 22 years, Governing Board Member Joanne Montgomery has announced her retirement. “This is a bittersweet moment for me. I have been honored and privileged to serve the district for over two decades, but now is the time for me to move onto a new chapter in my life. I would like to thank the students, faculty, staff, and constituents of the District for allowing me the opportunity to serve.”

As a former elementary school teacher and educator, Montgomery has received countless awards and honors over her many years of service. “I love teaching, being an educator, and the college district. The only thing that brings me more joy is my family and I’m looking forward to spending more time with my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” added Montgomery.

“Moving forward, I want to make sure I am leaving the district with stability and good governance, so I am endorsing former Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz to replace me. Mary Ann’s extensive policy experience especially with budgets and spending will help the district weather the challenging economic times ahead. She is a dedicated public servant and community leader with the knowledge to lead the district forward.”

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