Timothy G. DuFau, a 36-year resident of the New
Richmond Exempted Village School District who has held management and training
positions for Duke Energy, was sworn in Aug. 4 to fill the unexpired term of the late
Dave Hawkins on the NREVSD Board of Education.
DuFau, who currently manages all maintenance
activities and resources for Duke’s three Cincinnati area generation facilities,
will serve the 17 months remaining on the term of Mr. Hawkins, who died July 10
after serving 22 years on the board. He was selected by board members Kim
Hayden, Kevin Walriven, Anthony Farmer and Kristin Bennett from 14 people who
applied for the vacancy.
|NREVSD treasurer administers the oath of office to Tim DuFau.
“I’ve lived in New Richmond School district for the
past 36 years and have participated in many volunteer organizations throughout
my life,” said DuFau. “My appointment to the Board provides me another
opportunity to serve the community that I live in and I’m grateful for it.”
DaFau ran for the school board in 1997 and narrowly
missed being elected. He did not run again due to positions with Duke Energy
that required extensive travel.
“Now that my job no longer requires me to travel,
I've been considering running again for a position on the board,” said DuFau. “My
wife (Teresa) and I have raised two sons in the New Richmond school system and
now have grandchildren entering into it.
I will work hard to insure all our children receive the best education
they can while being financially responsible.”
A 1978 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School and a
member of the first graduating class at the U.S. Grant Joint Vocational School,
DuFau began his work career as a maintenance repairman for then Cincinnati Gas
& Electric and advanced into training and management positions with Cinergy
and now Duke Energy.
His volunteer efforts include:
New Richmond firefighter - 1976 - 1995 of which several years at officer levels
up to Assistant Fire Chief.
coach for 14 years
Store Food Bank volunteer - 2010 - 2014
the effort to obtain several grants from Duke Energy for many improvement
around the New Richmond Elementary School building including landscaping and
outdoor patio tables & umbrellas outside of the office area.
for Literacy night at New Richmond Elementary for past 3 yrs.
in and coordinated numerous Ohio River Sweep projects.
in two different River Sweeps on the Little Miami River from a canoe from
Loveland to Milford.
in numerous Adopt a Highway projects along SR 749, US 52 & US 756.
as one of the founding members of the Monroe Township Zoning Appeals Board for
Junior Achievement classes at New Richmond Middle School for 5 years.
as Buddy Walk participant in 2013.
in races to raise money for childhood disorders.