Nicolas “Niko” Aguirre was selected by the Marshalltown Community School District Board of Education to fill a four-month vacancy on the school board during a special meeting on July 2. Aguirre, who is originally from Nebraska, works as Human Resources Director at JBS in Marshalltown.
He considers himself a “servant leader” who said he has been very involved in the community during his more than two years in Marshalltown.
“I have attempted to be extremely active in the community since I’ve been here,” Aguirre said.
Aguirre said he can also relate to many of the Marshalltown students as he is a first generation American.
“I am of them,” Aguirre said.
Aguirre was selected among three candidates who expressed interest in filling the seat recently vacated by Ross Harris. Two other candidates interviewed by the school board on Tuesday included Ashtyn Beek and John Johnson, both of whom are parents in the district.
This seat now filled by Aguirre will be up for election along with three other school board seats in November.