Trustee Area 2 Board Vacancy
Following his election to the Oakland City Council, Kevin Jenkins vacated his seat on the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees effective January 10, 2023, creating a Board Vacancy for Trustee Area 2. At its regular meeting on January 24, 2023, the PCCD Board took action to fill this vacancy with a provisional appointment. The appointee will hold office until the next regular election date of November 7, 2023. The Board will make the appointment at its February 28, 2023 meeting. Those individuals interested in serving as Trustee should apply online.
All eligible residents residing in Trustee Area 2 are welcome to apply for Trustee by February 10, 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 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 community college district without further qualifications.
Applications are due February 9, 2023 and will be reviewed from February 10-13. Board Interviews will be conducted February 14th – 27th followed by public forums the week of February 20-24, 2023. Final Candidate Selection will take place at the regular PCCD Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 and the new trustee’s first meeting will be on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
- 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.
- Applicants should not have been convicted of a crime that prohibits them from running. This is consistent with when a candidate files papers with the local election office.
- Applicants cannot be a current employee of the District.
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About the Board of Trustees
The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees is an independent, policy-making body charged by the 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 Peralta Community College District service territory includes the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont in northern Alameda County. The Board of Trustees consists of Seven 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 two Student Trustees who are elected by representatives of students of the District’s four colleges. The student trustees are elected annually.
The Peralta Community College Board of Trustees is a seven-member elected board that meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4 pm for closed session and 6 pm for public session. The public meetings are open to the public and are Broadcast Live on KGPC, 96.9FM, and are also televised on Peralta Colleges Television (PCTV), Cable Channel 27 in Alameda and Berkeley, and Cable Channel 28 in Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont, with a meeting repeat airing the following Wednesday at 11 pm. Meetings are also viewable live on Peralta’s YouTube channel.
Special meetings, emergency meetings, and retreats may be added to the above calendar and will be posted in accordance with Brown Act regulations.
For further meeting information, please contact the Assistant to the Chancellor/Board Clerk, Sasha Amiri-Nair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606.