Treasurer Dave Cruson

Dave Cruson is sworn in as a District 49 BOE director in 2017. David (Dave) E. Cruson was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the District 49 Board of Education.

Cruson was appointed the BOE president and filled the seat vacated by David H. Moore.

In Nov. 2015, voters approved a ballot measure that created five director districts across the 144 square miles of District 49 in eastern Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County.

Currently in a transition period, moving from a governance structure of five at-large seats to one seat in each of the five director districts, Moore’s vacated position required a new director to reside in either director district 1, comprised of the northern Powers Boulevard corridor, or director district 4 along the southern boundary.

When no applications from the two open director districts were received within the announced sixty-day period, D49 was required by state statute to appoint a director.

Cruson has a deep history of service to our community and District 49. He is a father of two elementary school students and has served on his kids’ school accountability committee and the district accountability and advisory committee.

“The skill set I hope to bring to the board is one of cooperation and care,” said Cruson. “I very much prefer a collaborative style when it comes to a team decision. I make every effort to weigh pros and cons, while also thinking about the past and the future.”

Cruson said he appreciates the collaboration required between the Board of Education and three chief officers in the district’s non-traditional governance structure.

“While the chief officers are the paid leaders, I see the board as a policy making body that works in cooperation with the chief officers to set the stage of success for students, teachers, staff, parents and community.”