Eden Prairie School Board member Debjyoti “DD” Dwivedy has announced a temporary absence from his board duties due to an active-duty mission with the U.S. Army Reserve.
Dwivedy said the deployment will force him to miss meetings in person through Dec. 31, 2021. He said he would watch meeting recordings to stay in touch.
Dwivedy is a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve. He did not indicate the location of the deployment.
Board Chairman Adam Seidel released the complete version of Dwivedy’s letter, addressed to Eden Prairie residents and parents.
The following is that letter:
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to serve you and your kids as a director of the Eden Prairie School Board. It was a great honor and responsibility that you have bestowed on this first-generation American who was naturalized not long before, and I take this responsibility very seriously and have tried my best every day to fulfill my duties responsibly and with utmost care.
You may have observed that I was unable to attend the board workshop and meeting in October, and I will be unable to attend meetings through December 2021.
Besides being a director of Eden Prairie School Board and having a civilian full-time job, I am also a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, and I am currently serving on active duty orders to help execute missions to protect our country from enemies, home and abroad. Hence I am missing the aforesaid mentioned meetings, and I hope that you will excuse my absence.
Please know that I will be watching the recorded meetings and minutes to be up to speed while I am back so that I can represent you and your voices effectively on the board table.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. I hope to get back to you at the earliest convenience.
Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to serve.
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