Appointed in June, Greiner seeks first election to DMACC board

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Fareway Stores President and COO Fred Greiner seeks election to the DMACC District 2 Board of Trustees. Greiner was appointed to fill a vacancy in June.

Fred Greiner, president and chief operating officer of Fareway Stores Inc., who was appointed in June to serve on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Board of Trustees, is running unopposed in the Sept. 13 school election.

Greiner was appointed in June to fill the opening created when long-time DMACC Trustee Dr. Wayne Rouse passed away after serving on the board for 21 years.

“Doc Rouse was a tireless advocate for the DMACC Boone Campus and the many wonderful initiatives taking place across the college,” said Greiner, when appointed to fill the DMACC Board of Trustees position. “I’m excited to join the DMACC Board of Trustees and carry on his legacy of dedication and service.”

The nine-member DMACC Board of Trustees unanimously voted for Greiner’s appointment. He was sworn into office in July.

Greiner represents DMACC District 2, which encompasses the DMACC area lying within the Ballard, Boone, Dallas Center-Grimes, Johnston, Madrid, Ogden, Perry, United and Woodward-Granger school districts. District 2 also takes in part of Southeast Webster-Grand School District.

Greiner has been with Fareway Stores for more than 40 years, starting as a bagger when he was 16 years old. He rose through the ranks as a department manager, store manager and vice president, eventually attaining the presidency of the 78-year-old grocery chain.

The DMACC Board of Trustees is the governing body of the College. Board members are elected to four-year terms by voters in their district.

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