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Gary Huisinga
Gary is in his 13th year as a member of the Board of Education, having been appointed to a vacant position in 2001 and elected to a full term in 2003.

Gary graduated from Monticello High School, Parkland College, and Purdue University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business/Finance in 1983. Upon graduation, he came back to a family business, Heath's Inc. John Deere dealership and assumed General Management duties in 1984 until present. Gary's other business in Monticello is Illinois Trailer Sales.

Gary grew up on a farm in the Cisco area and has lived in the District his entire life with strong family roots here. His wife, Annette, is a University of Illinois graduate in Fine Arts and taught in the Monticello and Bement schools for 12 years before taking time to raise their three children at home. Cale, 22, is a 2010 graduate of MHS and is a Senior at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, majoring in Finance. Alec,20, is in his second year at Parkland College majoring in Ag Business Program and loves the outdoors and raises cattle of his own in addition to other Ag jobs; Claire, 18, is a Senior at MHS, plays golf, basketball and softball, and is a member of several school groups to get involved and stay busy.

Prior to his school board appointment, Gary was a part of the steering committee that helped pass the referendum for building our new Middle School along with additions at the High School and White Heath. He is also a long-time contributor and member of the Monticello Area Education Foundation,President of the Athletic Boosters and member of the Music Boosters and FFA Advisory Board and has helped coach various sports teams and judge various FFA events and projects. Outside of the schools, Gary is a member and Past-President of Monticello Rotary Club, member and Past-President of the Chamber of Commerce, member of Monticello Main Street, 16-year veteran of the Kirby Medical Center Board of Directors and a board member of Midwest Equipment Dealers Association. Gary was also a founding member of the Monticello Regional Civic Center committee and has served on various city economic development committees.

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Monticello High School
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