Trustee Area 3 Board Vacancy
On December 13, 2022, Governing board member Goodman vacated his seat on the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees creating a Board Vacancy for Trustee 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. The appointee will hold office until the next governing board member election, which occurs at the Statewide General Election in November 2024.
The Board approved a timeline and process at a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. All eligible residents residing in Trustee Area 3 are welcome to apply by February 4, 2023. According to California Education Code 72103: Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the state, a resident of the community college, 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 community college district without further qualifications.
All applicants who are eligible will be interviewed at a public Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
Trustee Area 3 Precinct Information
About the Board of Trustees
The San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees is an independent,
policy-making body charged by California Education Code with responsibility for establishing
academic standards, approving courses of instruction and educational programs, and
determining and controlling the operating and capital budgets of the District.
The San Mateo County Community College District is co-terminus with the boundaries of San Mateo County. The Board of Trustees consists of five elected members, each elected by the voters of specific areas within the county. Trustees are elected to staggered four-year terms. The Board also has one non-voting student trustee who is elected by representatives of students of the District’s three colleges. The student trustee is elected annually.
The Board of Trustees holds one business meeting each month where matters relating to personnel, finances, facilities, information technology, curriculum, policies and other operational issues are discussed and approved. Additionally, the Board holds three study sessions and a retreat annually.
Meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public and public participation is encouraged. Meetings are generally held at the District Office at 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402, and can also be accessed virtually via Zoom. The meetings generally begin with a closed (executive) session at 5:00 p.m. and an open session at 6:00 p.m. Agendas are published online (https://go.boarddocs.com/ca/smccd/Board.nsf/Public or https://www.smccd.edu/boardoftrustees/agenda.php) up to five (5) days (depending on the type of meeting) prior to the day of a meeting, and may also be requested by contacting (650) 358-6753 or emailing email@example.com.