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Notice of Intent to Appoint WITC Board Members

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:20pm

Notice is hereby given that applications are being accepted for four (4) positions on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) District Board from individuals residing in Region 1 (Douglas County), Region 2 (Ashland, Bayfield, and portions of Iron County), Region 4 (Burnett and Polk Counties), Region 5 (Barron County), and Region 6 (portions of St. Croix County) of the WITC District.
Please note: In accordance with the WITC Plan of Representation, applications will not be accepted from individuals who live in Region 3 (Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties) since no region may have more than two members on the Board and WITC has two members from that region serving on the Board.
Appointments will be made for the following positions in accordance with the Board Appointment Committee’s Plan of Representation, which specifies categories of membership as well as geographic areas of representation within the district. Board members are not paid, except for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
WITC District Board Member Open Positions
The following three Board positions will commence on or about July 1, 2014, upon certification by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, with 3-year terms ending on June 30, 2017.
1. Additional Member: Representing Region 2 – Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties
2. Additional Member: Representing Region 4 – Burnett and Polk Counties
3. Elected Official Member: Representing the WITC District
The following Board position will commence on or about July 1, 2014, upon certification by the Wisconsin
Technical College System Board, with a 1-year term ending on June 30, 2015.
4. Employee Member: Representing Region 1 – Douglas County
Board Member Category Definitions
Please refer to the following WITC Web site address for additional information to help you determine if you qualify for the open Board member positions:
> An Additional Member is defined as someone who resides in the district.
> An Elected Official Member is defined as someone who holds a non-partisan elected public office other than party committee chair.
• City Council• State Legislature
• Common Council • Town Board
• County Board • Town Clerk
• School Board • Village Board
• Sheriff
> An Employee Member is defined as someone who is employed, or who does not meet the Employer Member definition (see affidavit/application on Web site for Employer definition), or who is acting in the capacity of an officer or agent of a labor organization. An employee receives earnings as payment for personal services and is employed in the district.
In the appointment process, equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the WITC District, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities. Note: No two members of the WITC District Board may be officials of the same governmental unit, nor may any district board member be a member of the school board which employs the School District Administrator.
Notarized affidavit (application) forms must be received at the address below no later than 4 p.m., on Monday, February 17, 2014. Applicants must attend the public hearing of the District Board Appointment Committee on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at the WITC – Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, and provide at least two letters of recommendation supporting his/her candidacy to the WITC District Board before being interviewed at the scheduled public meeting. No additional names will be accepted from the floor at the time of the Appointment Committee meeting.
Notarized affidavits (applications) should be sent to:
Mr. Daryl Standafer, Chairperson
District Board Appointment Committee
WITC - Administrative Office
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI 54871
An affidavit (application) form and instructions may be obtained on the WITC Web site, or by contacting:
Ms. Kim Olson, Board Appointment Committee Liaison
WITC - Administrative Office
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Telephone: (715) 468-2815, ext. 2279
A second legal notice announcing the public hearing and committee meeting and all applicant names will be published in mid-March 2014.