MEET LEAH MYERS...
aspiring to be the "People's Voice" on the Vigo County School Board for the
citizens of Vigo County
Many people in Vigo County know Leah best by her role of Community Organizer/Executive Director with the Ryves Neighborhood Association, which, in a partnership with Concerned Citizens for Chauncey Rose Middle School (CC4CR), fought to keep Chauncey Rose Middle School open to students for over two years. The Ryves Neighborhood Association helped residents in the area from 13th to 25th Street and 8th Avenue to Chestnut Street with community issues such as resident safety, abandoned houses, and community improvements.
Leah has long been active in the community, with involvement in Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Mothering as a Career Club, Terre Haute Welcome Club, the Ryves Optimist Club, Vigo County Taxpayers Association, Citizens for Better Government, and recently joined the United Way Strong Neighborhoods Impact Council Development Team. She attends St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Leah is working towards her Masters in Public Administration as a graduate student at Indiana State University, and she is working as a graduate assistant in the Political Science department. In 2019, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Indiana State University.
Leah has been married to her husband, William, since 1992, and they have one daughter, Beth, who is a 2015 graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School and a 2019 graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelors Degree in Art.
Leah believes that while our school corporation is doing a good job in educating our students, there are many issues that face the parents, teachers, and taxpayers in our community. Some issues from 2016 are still relevant--standardized testing, bullying policies, and spending of taxpayers's dollars--while others are new, including the consolidation of schools and a future referendum to invest in our high school buildings. As a member of the Vigo County School Board, she will provide all citizens a voice and bring a common sense approach to handling business affairs.