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Trustee Area Elections

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Background

During its Regular Meeting on March 12, 2019, the Governing Board discussed and considered whether to initiate transition from at-large to by-trustee area election of Board members.  After hearing a presentation by General Counsel Trevin Sims, the Board unanimously voted to establish a resolution for the 2022 trustee election. At the April 9, 2019 regular meeting, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2072 Declaring the Governing Board’s Intent to Transition from At-Large to By-Trustee Area Governing Board Elections Commencing with the November 2022 Election.

Public participation in the districting process is essential, and this webpage is intended to provide updates on the process, share opportunities for public participation, and provide a way to submit comments and questions.

All aspects of the process for creating trustee areas will be conducted in public.

2020 Census

The 2020 Census was significantly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Census data informs the districting process and is not expected to be released until last September.

Southwestern College has contracted with Redistricting Partners to support the college’s districting efforts. Follow them on Twitter for the most current updates on the release of 2020 Census data and districting efforts across the nation.

Process Updates

August 24, 2021 - Introductory Public Hearing. General Counsel and Districting Partners Presentations. View the workshop recording.

Your College, Your Voice: Creating Southwestern College Election Districts - SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK BEFORE Oct. 20, 2021

Timeline

Date/Time Topic Location
August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Districting Introduction Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/94282424970
September 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Community of Interest First Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/94282424970
October 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Community of Interest Second Public Hearing https://swccd-edu.zoom.us/j/95646550959
January 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Map Input First Public Hearing TBD
February 22, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Map Input Second Public Hearing TBD
March 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Governing Board Adopts District Maps TBD

For questions or additional information, please email Zaneta Encarnacion, special assistant to the superintendent/president at zencarnacion@swccd.edu.