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College board seeks replacement for Filardo
School Superintendent Carter accepting applications for District 3 Representative

With Al Filardo’s resignation effective Dec. 1, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is looking fill the District 3 Representative seat on the Yavapai College District Governing Board. Pictured, Al Filardo. (Photo by Bill Helm)

With Al Filardo’s resignation effective Dec. 1, Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is looking fill the District 3 Representative seat on the Yavapai College District Governing Board. Pictured, Al Filardo. (Photo by Bill Helm)

VERDE VALLEY – Now that Al Filardo has resigned his post as District 3 Representative of the Yavapai College District Governing Board effective Dec. 1, it’s time to “move forward,” said Dr. Patricia McCarver, board chairperson and spokesperson.

Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is looking to fill the District 3 vacancy that covers the communities of Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome and the Village of Oak Creek, as well as the Yavapai County portion of Sedona.

According to YCDGB member Deb McCasland, Superintendent Carter’s appointment to the board will be “very important in representing the concerns if the Verde Valley.”

“If he selects someone who believes that all is well with Yavapai College and the concerns of the VVBAC and the Verde Valley Forum are not legitimate, I will be greatly disappointed,” McCasland said. “We need someone who will look at all sides of an issue and then make a decision.”

Anyone interested in representing District 3 on the college board needs to be a registered voter in the Yavapai College 3rd District, a United States Citizen, at least 18 years of age, possess his or her civil rights, and have continually resided within the specific community college district for at least one year immediately before taking office.

Neither candidate nor spouse can be employed by Yavapai College.

Potential candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume either by mail, fax or email. Correspondence should be sent to: Mr. Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent, Yavapai County Education Service Agency, 2970 Centerpointe East, Prescott, AZ 86301. Or fax to: 928-771-3329. Or Email: Tim.carter@yavapai.us.

Eligible candidates should include information about themselves, such as their level of education, job and family, and why they are interested in becoming a board member. Candidates also need to provide their physical and mailing addresses, email address, and phone numbers.

Eligible candidates are also encouraged to include letters of recommendation.

Letters of interest must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. YCESA will provide a brief description of the candidates to the public on Monday, Nov. 28.

Superintendent Carter and an advisory committee of five individuals is scheduled to interview candidates at the Yavapai County Building’s Verde Room in Cottonwood on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Address is 10 S. 6th St. in Cottonwood.

The committee, with each member a District 3 resident, will include a Yavapai College student and faculty member, as well as a business person, taxpayer and community member.

Once candidates have been interviewed, the committee will make an official recommendation to Superintendent Carter for his consideration.

For additional feedback, Superintendent Carter will then meet individually with the college administration, as well as with each of the four remaining District Governing Board members.

Superintendent Carter will also accept public comment from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Mingus Room of the Yavapai County Building.

Anyone not able to attend either of the public comment sessions may contact Superintendent Carter at 928-925-6560 or Tim.Carter@yavapai.us.

By Monday, Dec. 12, the District 3 Representative appointment is expected to be announced. The appointment would remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2018, with a swearing-in ceremony to be held “at the convenience of the Yavapai College Governing Board,” according to a press release from the Yavapai County Education Service Agency.

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