Colorado Mountain College has three trustee seats open Nov. 5
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Voters in the Colorado Mountain College district will be asked on Nov. 5 to fill three open seats on the district’s board of trustees.
The seats are currently held by Board Chair Glenn Davis, as well as by Trustee Mary Ellen Denomy and Trustee Charles Cunniffe, an Aspen architect who was appointed last March to fill a vacancy.
Davis, a banker from Avon, is finishing his first term as a trustee, though he was on the CMC Foundation Board for five years before being elected as trustee for Eagle County in 2009.
Denomy, a certified public accountant, represents western Garfield County and also has been on the board since 2009.
Attempts to contact the three incumbents on Wednesday, to ask if they were planning to run to retain their seats, were not successful.
According to CMC spokesperson Debra Crawford, to be eligible as a candidate for the CMC Board of Trustees, interested parties must be eligible to vote and live within the boundaries of the district they intend to serve.
The three open seats are for District 1, encompassing Pitkin County except for those parts of the Roaring Fork School District that cover Carbondale and Basalt; District 3, which matches the boundaries of Garfield School District Re-2 and Garfield School District 16 in western Garfield County; and District 7, which includes the areas within the boundaries of Eagle County School District Re-50J, director districts B, C, D, E, F, and G.
Interested parties must submit a petition containing signatures from at least 50 qualified electors, and the petitions are due at the college district’s administrative office, 802 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, by 1 p.m. on Aug. 30.
Questions about the election and related matters should be directed to Debbie Novak, 802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, or by calling 970-947-8365.
The CMC district serves nine counties in the Colorado Rockies — Chaffee, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Pitkin, Routt and Summit — covering 12,000 square miles.
According to the school’s website, 25,000 students annual take courses at one of 11 “learning locations” as well as online.
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