Passing of Board President Brent Richardson
Brent Richardson, President of the Weber School District Board of Education, passed away yesterday after a valiant battle with cancer. Brent was an Ogden native, graduating from Ogden High School in 1967. After high school, he enlisted as a member of the 19th Special Forces Group, and after serving his country, he returned to Utah to attend Weber State College. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and later went on to manage several successful businesses in the Ogden area.
During his career, Brent served on numerous boards including the Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce; School of Technology, Weber State University; and the Board of Trustees of the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College.
Brent had served on the Weber School District Board of Education since 1999 and as Board President since 2009. Under his stewardship, three successful bonds were passed which led to the building and renovation of many schools throughout the district. The combination of Brent’s expertise as an entrepreneur, ingenuity, passion, and continual community involvement, helped craft Weber School District into what it is today.
Representing Precinct 3, the patrons of South Ogden and Uintah cites, and all children throughout Weber School District, President Brent Richardson’s leadership will be greatly missed!