Apr 3, 2017

Three FVCC Trustees Elected by Acclamation

The Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees held a special telephone conference meeting on March 30, during which they voted to cancel the May 2 election due to an insufficient number of candidates filing for the open board positions. As allowed by state law, the trustees may cancel an election if the number of candidates filing for vacant positions or filing a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate is equal to or less than the number of positions to be elected.

At the meeting, the board voted to cancel the election for three open positions. One of the positions is a three-year term in the Flathead and Glacier High School District. Stephanie Wallace of Kalispell was elected by acclamation to fill the position, which will expire in May 2020. The remaining two positions are three-year terms in the Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Whitefish High School districts. Kelly Stimpson of Bigfork and Pete Akey of Whitefish were elected by acclamation to fill these positions, which will also expire in May 2020.

College officials estimate that cancelling the election will save taxpayers approximately $30,000.

The next regularly scheduled FVCC Board of Trustees meeting will take place April 25 at 3:45 p.m. in room 140 of Blake Hall on the Kalispell campus. For more information about board meetings, contact Monica Settles at 756-3801.