Persons interested in being considered for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees can now submit application materials to the District’s Office of General Counsel. The deadline to submit a completed, hard copy application package to the General Counsel, 770 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90017, is by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Complete details of the required materials are posted on the District’s website www.laccd.edu at http://www.laccd.edu/Board/boardsearch/Pages/default.aspx or by calling (213) 891-2188. All applicants are responsible for the timely submission of required materials. Submissions received after the May 31 deadline will not be considered. A postmark or a delivery company’s time stamp will not be accepted in lieu of actual delivery to the District offices by the stated deadline.
Applications must include responses to a questionnaire, a resume or curriculum vitae, and other materials that an applicant feels are relevant. The maximum amount of materials that can be submitted per applicant is 10 single-side pages, minimum of 12 point font.
The Board of Trustees voted at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on May 9 to pursue the appointment process to fill the vacancy instead of calling for a Special Election which had been estimated by County election officials to cost about $4.3 million.
The Board’s action means the application period opened effective May 10 and will close May 31. The Board of Trustees will hold at least one special meeting, currently expected to be Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Board’s Hearing Room. If necessary, an additional Special Meeting of the Board will hold on June 12. The Board deadline by state law to appoint someone to fill the vacancy is June 15.
The vacancy occurred after former Trustee/Board President Sydney Kamlager assumed her new elective office on April 16 in the California State Assembly. The person who fills the vacancy would hold the seat until the term expires on December 14, 2020.
The successful new Trustee must be at least 18 years old; be a resident of the District and a citizen of the state; a registered voter and not otherwise disqualified from holding elective office under the California State Constitution or other state laws. He or she must not hold another elective office and cannot be a current employee of the District or must resign from such employment prior to being sworn in.