Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. ( https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/198.010 )Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter in the district. Employees of the district are not eligible. ORS 341.326(2), 341.275(2)Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74]In Event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]
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Oregon State Rep 1999-2002
Springield School Board, LCOG and President. Higher Education Coordinating Council
This requires balance between tuition revenue, class offerings, college services, and potential reserves. Additional concern I have is anticipated loss of international students leading to reduced tuition. I would like to see Oregon have a coordinated approach between universities and community colleges to facilitate international students who pay higher out of state tuitions
Lane Community College is a gateway to improved careers for many people who come from low income families. This needs to be part of LCC’s strategic mission. It is also a bulwark of training for Lane County employers.
Traditional scholarships are important, but vocational scholarships need improved support. Keeping tuition expenses low is important to remain affordable. Hitting the balance of class offerings and controlling costs is a forever balancing need. Facilitating on campus community services helps meet the needs of low income students.
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EWEB Commissioner (2012-2020)
Founder and coordinator - Environmental Leadership Program at Univ. of Oregon (2001-2007)
Founding Director of Sustainability at Univ. of Oregon 2007-present)
LCC provides innumerable benefits to our community, yet it faces challenges from aging programs, declining enrollment, and the Covid pandemic. I want to work with LCC’s board, president, faculty, and staff and use the skills I developed over eight years as an EWEB Commissioner to help LCC emerge out of the pandemic, strengthened and re-energized. My primary goals are:
1. Craft a Five-Year Strategic Plan that responds to community priorities and attracts federal funding coming out of the post-pandemic and infrastructure bills.
2. Develop a reinvigorated Recruiting Plan that brings international students back to LCC and attracts high-school students to the outstanding vocational programs.
3. Conduct a thorough and comprehensive review of programs to maximize opportunities for students and the improve the value of degrees and certificates, and increase graduates’ competitiveness in the job market.
The five year strategic plan should focus, in part, on this issue. As a board member I will be looking to make sure our diversity initiative includes program support for low income students and students of color.
University of Oregon have staff trained to help students fill out SNAP applications as well as access other federal and state programs to help with basic needs. Many students don't know about these programs. LCC staff can also help students access existing support and de-stigmatize them so more students come forward to get support so they can focus on their studies.
LCC brinda innumerables beneficios a nuestra comunidad, sin embargo, enfrenta los desafíos de los programas de envejecimiento, la disminución de la inscripción y la pandemia de Covid. Quiero trabajar con la junta, el presidente, el cuerpo docente y el personal de LCC y usar las habilidades que desarrollé durante ocho años como Comisionado de EWEB para ayudar a LCC a salir de la pandemia, fortalecida y revitalizada. Mis principales objetivos son:
1. Elaborar un plan estratégico quinquenal que responda a las prioridades de la comunidad y atraiga fondos federales provenientes de los proyectos de ley de infraestructura y pospandémicos.
2. Desarrollar un plan de reclutamiento revitalizado que traiga a los estudiantes internacionales de regreso a LCC y atraiga a los estudiantes de secundaria a los programas vocacionales sobresalientes.
3. Llevar a cabo una revisión exhaustiva y exhaustiva de los programas para maximizar las oportunidades para los estudiantes y mejorar el valor de los título
El plan estratégico quinquenal debería centrarse, en parte, en este tema. Como miembro de la junta, buscaré asegurarme de que nuestra iniciativa de diversidad incluya programas de apoyo para estudiantes de bajos ingresos y estudiantes de color.
La Universidad de Oregon tiene personal capacitado para ayudar a los estudiantes a completar las solicitudes de SNAP, así como para acceder a otros programas federales y estatales para ayudar con las necesidades básicas. Muchos estudiantes no conocen estos programas. El personal de LCC también puede ayudar a los estudiantes a acceder al apoyo existente y desestigmatizarlos para que más estudiantes se presenten en busca de apoyo para que puedan concentrarse en sus estudios.