Nomination papers for candidates for the Iowa Valley Community College District board of directors are now available and may be filed with Barbara Jennings, secretary of the board, any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday now through Thursday, Aug. 1. Nomination papers must be filed prior to 5 p.m. Aug. 1.
The IVCCD board of directors is responsible for the operation of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell and Iowa Valley Continuing Education within Iowa Valley Community College District, Merged Area 6.
Three positions will be filled at the regular school election Sept. 10 for four-year terms. Those directorships, in District III, District IV and District VI are currently held by Delbert Kellogg, of Marshalltown, Deborah Jones, of Clemons, and Yvonne Mallory, of Toledo, respectively.
Candidates for the IVCCD board of directors must be residents of the district they propose to represent:
Director District No. 3 includes East Marshall Community School District; the portion of Grinnell-Newburg Community School District that lies within Hickory Grove Precinct in Jasper County; and the portion of Marshalltown Community School District that lies within Third Ward in the city of Marshalltown and Eden/Logan, Jefferson and Timber Creek precincts in Marshall County.
Director District No. 4 includes the portion of Marshalltown Community School District that lies within Second Ward in the city of Marshalltown and Bangor/Liscomb, Marietta/Washington and Taylor precincts in Marshall County and West Marshall Community School District.
Director District No. 6 includes Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom Community School District; the portion of Grinnell-Newburg Community School District that lies within MS precinct in Poweshiek County; and South Tama County Community School District.
People interested in candidacy for the Iowa Valley directorships may obtain nomination papers from Jennings at the IVCCD administrative office, 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown, or from the Marshall County Auditor's office in the courthouse. Nomination papers consist of an affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions. Fifty bonafide signatures of residents within the represented director district are necessary to place the names of the nominees on the ballot.
Newly-elected directors will be seated at the annual organizational meeting of the IVCCD board of directors in October.
Anyone wanting more information may contact Jennings by phoning 641-844-5522 or e-mailing Barb.Jennings@iavalley.edu.