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NVUSD Board of Education Swears in Newly Elected Members and Recognizes Supporters of Bond Measures A1 and A2
Posted 12/16/22


At our December 15, 2022, annual Organization of the Board of Education Meeting, newly elected Julianna Hart and incumbents Robin Jankiewicz, Cindy Watter, and Elba Gonzalez-Mares were sworn into their roles by Napa City Council Member Liz Alessio. Following this, the board held the election for 2023 governing board officers. Trustee David T. Gracia became the new Board President, Trustee Cindy Watter became the Vice President, Trustee Eve Ryser became the Clerk, and Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti was appointed secretary to the Board of Education. After adjusting their seating to acknowledge their new roles, Board President Trustee David T. Gracia led the adoption of the 2023-2024 Board of Education calendar and the appointment of board members, liaisons, and representatives to specified committees for 2023. You can find more information about both on our Board of Education website by clicking here.


Newly elected board members
Caption: In the images above, Julianna Hart, Robin Jankiewicz, Cindy Watter, and Elba Gonzalez-Mares were sworn into their roles by Napa City Council Member Liz Alessio

The board also recognized and presented service awards to Kasama Lee, Barbara Franco, Liz Alessio, and Leon Garcia for supporting Bond Measures A1 and A2. The outgoing board president, Robin Jankiewicz, said, “We would like to express our gratitude to campaign coordinators Barb Franco and Kasama Lee for their extraordinary, steadfast and exemplary work leading our campaigns. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to city councilmember Liz Alessio [Napa] and mayor Leon Garcia [American Canyon] for their incredible contributions as elected officials to the campaign efforts. We hope to cultivate a future desire for more elected officials to support our schools the way you both did during the 2022 campaign.”


Rosanna Mucetti with Kasama Lee and Leon Garcia

Caption: Rosanna Mucetti poses with Kasama Lee (left) and American Canyon Mayor Leon Garcia (right) with the service awards. 


Rosanna Mucetti poses with Barb Franco and Liz AlessioCaption: Rosanna Mucetti poses with Barbara Franco (left) and Napa City Councilmember Liz Alessio (right) with the service awards. 


On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the Napa Valley Unified School District presented the Service Award to Greg Payne, the Campaign Treasurer for Measure A1 & A2, in recognition of the extraordinary leadership and support he demonstrated during the campaign for Measure A1 and Measure A2. According to Trustee Jankiewicz, "Mr. Payne dedicated his expertise to managing the finances of the bond campaign, dedicated his time to this community, and lent his support to NVUSD. We, the Board of Trustees, want to extend our deep appreciation and gratitude for his service." 


Greg Payne Treasurer of Measure A1 and A2

Caption: Rosanna Mucetti (right) and Mike Pearson (left) pose with Greg Payne (center) holding his service award. 

You can enjoy every moment of the December 15, 2022, Board of Education Meeting and the recognition of Greg Payne by watching the proceedings in the YouTube videos embedded below.