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2017 WITC District Board Appointment Process

Applications for the WITC Board will be accepted as follows:

WITC will be accepting applications for the following four Board positions
per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c). The first three positions listed are for
3 year terms (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020).
The Employer Member position is for a one-year term.

            1. One (1) Additional Member (Region 2: Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties)
            2. One (1) Additional Member (Region 4: Burnett and Polk Counties)
            3. One (1) Elected Official Member (Districtwide)
*see below
     
     
4. One (1) Employer Member (Region 6: St. Croix County) *added 1-24-17
                Note: This position is for a one-year term (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)

*In accordance with the WITC Plan of Representation,
no region will have more than two members on the Board.

Since there are two Board members from Region 1 (Douglas County) currently serving
on the Board, we are unable to take applications for the
Elected Official (Districtwide) position from those who live in Douglas County.

The appointment committee is required to give equal consideration
to the distribution of populations within the district.

According to the Wisconsin Technical College System,
this has been interpreted to mean that members of each gender (male/female)
must hold at least three (3) positions on the District Board.

We are seeking at least two qualified female applicants to fill Board positions.


In addition, if the district's minority population exceeds 6.5%,
at least one minority must hold a position on the District Board.
WITC's minority population is 6.6%.
There is one minority representative currently serving on the Board.

Thank you for your interest in the WITC Board!

    
WITC District Board Appointment Process
 

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Please review all information provided to see if you qualify.
 
WITC COUNTIES/BOARD APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is governed by a 9-member District Board and appointed by elected County Board Chairs from the 11 counties within the WITC District listed below. In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 38.10(1)(b), the County Board chairpersons of the counties having territory within the district shall constitute the Board Appointment Committee. The Board Appointment Committee Chair is from the county with the largest population in the WITC District [Wisconsin statutes 38.10(2)(b)].

1. Ashland
2. Barron
3. Bayfield

4. Burnett
5. Douglas
6. Iron (portions of)
7. Polk
8. Rusk
9. Sawyer
10. St. Croix (portions of)
11. Washburn


DISTRICT BOARD MAKEUP

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes 38.08 (1)(a), the 9-member District Board will consist of the following member positions:

  • 2 Employer members

  • 2 Employee members

  • 3 Additional members

  • 1 Elected Official member (who holds a state or local office)

  • 1 School District Administrator member

Board members serve staggered 3-year terms and are not paid (except for expenses incurred in the reasonable performance of their duties).
 

WITC DISTRICT BOARD - OPEN POSITIONS
The Board Appointment Committee will be seeking applicants for the following WITC District Board member positions, to begin on July 1, 2017, for a 3-year term ending June 30, 2020. Note: The Employer Member position is for a one-year term (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).
  1. Additional Member: Representing Region 2: Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties
    (see affidavit to determine if you qualify) *
    per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c)
    Note: Per the Plan of Representation, Board members must live in the district and are selected for member positions (regions) based on the county in which they live, not the county in which they own a business.

  2. Additional Member: Representing Region 4: Burnett and Polk Counties
    (see affidavit to determine if you qualify) *
    per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c)
    Note: Per the Plan of Representation, Board members must live in the district and are selected for member positions (regions) based on the county in which they live, not the county in which they own a business.

  3. Elected Official Member: Representing the District Note: We are unable to take applications from those who live in Douglas County (Region 1), since we have two Board members serving from that region.
    (see affidavit to determine if you qualify) *per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c)
    Note: Per the Plan of Representation, Board members must live in the district and are selected for member positions (regions) based on the county in which they live, not the county in which they own a business.

  4. Employer Member: Representing Region 6: St. Croix County (one-year term)  *Recently added on 1-24-17
    (see affidavit to determine if you qualify) *
    per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c)
    Note: Per the Plan of Representation, Board members must live in the district and are selected for member positions (regions) based on the county in which they live, not the county in which they own a business.

The appointments will be made in accordance with the Plan of Representation which specifies categories of membership as well as geographic areas of representation within the district.

  • Equal consideration is given to the general population distribution within the WITC District, as well as to the distribution of women and minorities, per Wisconsin Statute 38.10(2)(c).
  • 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 that employs the School District Administrator member.
  • No region (see Plan of Representation) will have more than two members on the WITC District Board.
  • Of the three Additional Members, no more than two may be employers and no more than two may be employees.
WITC DISTRICT BOARD CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
There are four important requirements, listed below, that all candidates must meet in order to be eligible for District Board membership:
  1. Be residents of the Wisconsin Technical College (WTC) District Form requires pdf to view in which they are applying for Board membership.
  2. Submit a notarized and completed Affidavit (application) Form requires pdf to view to the District Board Appointment Committee chairperson within 14 days of the publication of an announcement requesting applications.

  3. Attend the District Board Appointment Committee public hearing in person and be interviewed (see Board Appointment Public Hearing/Committee meeting date, time, and location below).

  4. Have at least two letters of recommendation before being interviewed.
    Note: Please mail letters of recommendation to the Chair's address below if they will be received before the public hearing. Otherwise, please bring your letters to the public hearing to ensure they are received before interviewing at the public hearing.

WITC DISTRICT BOARD AFFIDAVIT (Application)

Complete and submit the notarized Affidavit.

WITC DISTRICT BOARD APPOINTMENT COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING/COMMITTEE MEETING (AND CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS)

Be present and be interviewed.

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. 

  • Location/Address: WITC-Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871

  • Requirements:

    • Applicants must live in the WITC district
    • Applicants must complete and submit a notarized affidavit (application) by the affidavit due date above
    • Applicants must be present and be interviewed at the public Board Appointment hearing/committee meeting as noted above
    • Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation supporting his/her candidacy before interviewing

WITC DISTRICT BOARD APPOINTMENT PUBLIC HEARING/COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICES

The following notices have been/will be published in appropriate district newspapers.

  • Notice 1 (will be published in early February)

  • Notice 2 (will be published in mid-March)

WITC DISTRICT BOARD APPOINTMENT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Below are additional resources:

QUESTIONS

Please Contact:
Kim Olson, WITC Board Appointment Committee Liaison, at (715) 468-2815, ext. 2279; or E-mail Kim Olson.

Revised: 01/15/17; 01/24/17; 01/27/17; 02/20//17; 03/03/17 ko