College district board inviting Area 3 residents to apply to fill open seat
San Mateo, CA (December 22, 2022) – On December 13, 2022, Governing board member Maurice Goodman vacated his seat on the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees, as he was sworn-in to serve on the Millbrae City Council. Upon being sworn-in, Governing board member Goodman vacated his seat on the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees creating a Board vacancy for Area 3. At a Special Board Meeting on December 20, 2022, the San Mateo County Community College District Board took action to fill this vacancy by making a provisional appointment rather than holding a costly special election.
The Board will discuss and approve the vacancy timeline and process at a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Per the California Education Code, the Board now has 60 days from the effective date of the resignation (December 13, 2022) to make the provisional appointment. The appointee will hold office until the next governing board member election, which occurs at the Statewide General Election in November 2024.
Applications will be available from any qualified person interested in filling this vacancy in January 2023. All eligible residents residing in Trustee Area 3 are welcome to apply. According to California Education Code 35107(a): Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the school district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district without further qualifications.
Applicants selected will be interviewed at a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. The Board will appoint the provisional board member and administer the oath of office at a following meeting.
About San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD): The SMCCCD is a three-college district located between San Francisco and San Jose in the Silicon Valley. Our colleges serve more than 20,000 students each year and offer the first two years of instruction in a wide variety of degree and transfer programs, as well as vocational-technical programs.
For more information: https://smccd.edu