Jon Christensen was installed as the newest member of the Milbank School District Board of Education at their board meeting on Friday July 6. He is a 1999 graduate of Milbank High School.
Christensen and his wife, Alisha, lived in the Minneapolis area for five years, but moved back to Milbank to raise their family. He has been employed at Whetstone Valley Electric for 10 years and is currently the operations manager there.
The Christensens have two sons, Braden who is 13 and will be in eighth grade, and Grant who is eight and entering fourth grade. Alisha, is a personal Banker at Great Western Bank and also serves as the president of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jon enjoys spending his spare time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He says he chose to run for the school board because “I wanted to be involved with something in the community… and the school board was one of the more important things in my eyes. I have no complaints with the school district I just wanted to be involved.”
Regarding the board’s upcoming decisions regarding Koch School, Christensen says, “Something needs to be done. I don’t think that any of the decisions will be bad decisions. We just need to find the one that is best for the faculty, students, and taxpayers.”
As for his plans for being an effective board member, he says he is “just progressing into the future to help with student’s needs, faculty needs, and taxpayer needs. The school board affects a lot of different things. I just want to keep going with what they are doing. They are in a good position. The administration they have is pretty great. They actually make it easy for the school board.”