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The Colorado Mountain College (CMC) announced on Tuesday, Feb. 18, that the CMC Board of Trustees is seeking an advisory board member from the new Salida district.

The advisory member will represent Salida and Poncha Springs, providing additional representation, in addition to the representation already provided by elected trustee Bob Hartzell, who currently represents Lake County and Salida.

The addition of an advisory board member is in response to the November 2019 election, which voted to add the Salida School District to the CMC district.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on March 31, and potential appointees must reside within the legal boundaries of Salida School District R-32-J. CMC says in this role, the college will reimburse travel and lodging, as necessary, for the advisory member to attend the board of trustee meetings. The advisory board member will serve for two years through December 2021 and may apply for a second term, which will run from January 2022 through December 2023.

CMC asks that candidates apply for the position using the application form found at Candidates will be interviewed, and the CMC Board of Trustees will select a final candidate. The CMC board may request additional information from candidates.

The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees has seven at-large seats that are elected by all the voters in the six counties which compose the CMC district. One resident from each of the following counties is elected to the board: Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, Routt and Summit. An east Garfield County and a west Garfield County resident are also selected by voters to serve. Those elected serve four-year terms. The board usually meets every other month at locations around the district. The college also serves three additional counties as assigned by the state; they include Chaffee, Grand and Jackson.