Board taps new member

The North Royalton Board of Education appointed Carlin Culbertson to fill the vacancy left by John Higgins, who recently resigned due to a new job opportunity in the Cincinnati area. Culbertson’s appointment was made at a special meeting on May 31, after the Board interviewed 15 applicants.

Culbertson, a CPA and director of finance for Summit Construction Company, will serve on the board until Dec. 31, 2025. A special election conducted by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in November 2025 will determine who fills the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which expires on Dec. 31, 2027.

Culbertson holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron, with a minor in entrepreneurship. His civic and professional involvements include the Adoption Network of Cleveland, Cleveland Hearing and The Great Lakes Ohio Regional Child Abuse and Child Neglect Prevention Council. Currently, Culbertson is a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Political Action Committee and the North Royalton Elementary and Middle School PTAs. He also served on the North Royalton School’s Community Facilities Advisory Committee after the school bond issue passed. ∞