Mr. Geoffrey Kent assumed his role on the Western Reserve Governing Board effective in January 2020 and was elected in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience to the team. Prior to this appointment, he previously served as President of the Governing Board of the Lake County ESC where he served two terms. In addition to his commitment to education, Mr. Kent has a diverse background that includes serving as Lake County Recorder, Painesville City Councilman, and Council President. He attended Lake Erie College and Ohio University and holds a degree in finance and government. Furthermore, he enjoyed a successful career as a budget cost analyst at Maximus, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Kent is an active member of his community, exemplified by his role as Vice-President of the Lake County Employee Credit Union. He also contributes to the community's well-being through his dedicated service on the Lake Central YMCA Board of Directors and Painesville Little League Boards. He served as a class 1 official with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, where he provided 35 years of support.
Mr. Kent and his wife, Marilyn, call Painesville Township their home. Marilyn has dedicated an impressive 36 years of her life to the teaching profession. Together, they not only cherish the responsibilities of parenthood but also proudly celebrate their son, Mark, a Riverside Graduate. In addition to their immediate family, the Kent’s are also blessed with two beloved grandchildren, completing their close-knit family circle.