GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Colorado Mountain College District is seeking outstanding candidates to run for five positions on its elected board of trustees. Each term of office is for four years except for trustee district 7, which is for a two-year term of office.

Each potential candidate must be an eligible elector, as defined by state statute, and reside within the boundaries of one of the trustee districts scheduled for the 2019 election. The five trustee districts with seats up for election and their respective boundaries are:

  • trustee district 2 (Roaring Fork School District boundaries)
  • trustee district 4 (Summit School District RE-1 boundaries)
  • trustee district 5 (Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 boundaries)
  • trustee district 6 (Lake County School District RE-1 boundaries
  • trustee district 7 (Eagle County School District RE-50J boundaries)

Kathy Goudy of trustee district 2 and Pat Chlouber of trustee district 6 will not run this year because they are term-limited after serving two terms. The remaining incumbents are Patty Theobald of trustee district 4 (elected in November 2015), Robert Kuusinen of trustee district 5 (appointed in June 2019) and Chris Romer of trustee district 7 (appointed in August 2018).

To be eligible as a candidate in the November general elections, qualified residents must file a petition to run. Petitions are available from the college’s Central Services administration office in downtown Glenwood Springs on or after Aug. 7. Petitions, including at least 50 qualifying signatures, must be returned to the college’s district administration office by Aug. 30, 2019, by 5 p.m. The election will be held Nov. 5, 2019.

Potential candidates or those with questions should contact Jamie Kruis, election coordinator, at 802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, or 970-947-8325, or Debbie Novak, executive assistant to the CMC Board of Trustees, at the same address, or 970-947-8365.