LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Three candidates have applied for a vacant seat on the Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 4 Board of Supervisors.
Candidates include: Peter G. DeAngelis, Jillanne Conelias and John A. Freeman.
The four sitting panel members will choose the successful candidate, according to Michael Griffin, chairman of the board.
The seat is being vacated by Stacy White, who resigned because her family was relocating outside the CDD district, according to a press release from Lakewood Ranch Town Hall.
"Stacy was a great board member," said Griffin. "She had a good understanding of what our roles are as a board and she always had ideas to contribute."
The candidates at a glance:
DeAngelis is a former vice president for Arcade Insurance Agency of Akron, Ohio, according to his resume. He also served many years in public positions such as a councilman for Tallmadge, Ohio; chief deputy for Summit County Clerk of Courts in Akron, and as a ward councilman for the city of Akron.
Conelias, a teacher at the Sprouts Child Development
Center, has been active in school affairs at Willis Elementary such as a stint as Parent Teacher Organization president and vice chairwoman of the school Student Advisory Council, according to her resume. She also listed positions as the school yearbook chairwoman and as treasurer at the Lakewood Ranch Moms Group.
Freeman is an associate vice president-financial adviser for Raymond James & Associates, Lakewood Ranch. He listed former positions with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Sarasota; Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Ill., and with IBM at Armonk, N.Y.
He is also a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, where he teaches classes in environmental science and policy, according to a letter with his resume.
Calls for comment to DeAngelis, Conelias and Freeman were not returned Wednesday.
Herald staff writer Kathryn Moschella contributed to this report.
Sara Kennedy, Herald reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7031. Follow her on Twitter @sarawrites.