Brian Pemberton Seeks North Lawrence School Board Seat

(BEDFORD) – Brian Pemberton is seeking a seat on the North Lawrence Community School Board in the District 4 race.

Brian Pemberton is a lifelong resident of Lawrence County.  He is married with 3 boys.  Two of his sons attend North Lawrence Community Schools.  Brian Pemberton has a BA in Accounting from Franklin College and an MBA in Finance from Ball State University.  He says he has a strong sense of community, which has led him to volunteer in various capacities, such as:

  • Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Board 
  • Treasurer of Thornton Memorial Boys Club Board
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County Board
  • IU Health Quality & Safety Board  
  • Member of the NLCS Visionary Committee  
  • Coached youth baseball and basketball teams for 20 years

There are several reasons why Pemberton decided to run as a candidate for the NLCS school board. 

“First, I have a vested interest with two sons attending North Lawrence schools.  I want a successful and thriving group of schools that provide the best education possible.  Second, I was a member of the NLCS Visionary Committee.  My participation in this critical group heightened my awareness of the problems facing not only our school system, but many of our neighboring school systems too, such as declining enrollment, and underutilized facilities, as well as exorbitant operating costs.  As a committee, our goal was to help layout a vision of financial stability that would allow for increased teacher compensation and high-quality, consistent offerings for students, both in and out of the classroom,” said Pemberton.

“I enjoyed this work because it had a purpose. Finally, I have the professional background necessary to support our schools as evidenced by my advanced degrees in Accounting and Finance.  I have worked the last 30 years in finance at an area manufacturing companies with budgets similar in size to NLCS.  My education and experience provide me with a skill set uniquely positioned to be a vital resource to a school system facing challenging financial times.  I know I can make a positive impact, so I humbly ask for your vote this November,” Pemberton concluded.