Released: December 14, 2016
Santa Fe Community College’s Governing Board at its regular board meeting on Nov. 15 approved the upcoming 2017 Board Election Resolution. One position on the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board will be filled during the election on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
Those interested in becoming a candidate for the college’s Governing Board must file a declaration of candidacy and sworn statement of intent with the County Clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Forms may be obtained at www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk or at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office, 102 Grant Ave. Call 505-986-6280 for more information.
The SFCC Governing Board plays a critical role in setting the course for SFCC’s future. The Board establishes the policies necessary to effectively carry out the college’s mission to empower students and strengthen community and to advance the best interests of students, faculty, staff and the community. Together, the five-member Board is committed to ensuring the college provides accessible, affordable and innovative educational opportunities that serve the needs of the community.
To qualify as a candidate for the SFCC Governing Board, individuals must be 21 or older and a resident of the community college district, which corresponds with the boundaries of the Santa Fe Public School District. All SFCC Governing Board seats are at-large and are designated by a position number. Board members are elected to regular six-year terms unless they are filling a vacancy.
In February, voters will be asked to select one candidate for Position 2, currently held by Pablo Sedillo. The winner in Position 2 will serve for six years on the board. The term for Position 2 begins April 1, 2017 and expires on March 31, 2023.
Early voting will begin Jan. 18, 2017 and be available through Feb. 4, 2017. Voters may cast early ballots between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Santa Fe Community College, Room 209, or at Nina Otero Community School at 5901 Herrera Drive, Santa Fe Public Schools, Educational Services Center, Conference Room A, 610 Alta Vista Street. Early voters may also vote beginning Jan. 13 through Feb. 3, 2017 (with the exception of Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office 102 Grant Ave. Absentee voting will take place at the Santa Fe County Government Building, 102 Grant Ave. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10. The ballots can be marked in person and delivered to the County Clerk from 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 until 5 p.m. Mon., Feb. 6. In January, SFCC will host public forums for candidates leading up to the election.
For more information about SFCC’s governing board, please visit sfcc.edu.
For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.