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Lane Community College Zone 1

Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. ( https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/198.010 )Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter in the district. Employees of the district are not eligible. ORS 341.326(2), 341.275(2)Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74]In Event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]

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    Holli Johnson
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Community college enrollment fluctuates widely due to economic and other factors, requiring fluctuations in the pool of adjunct professors. How will you work with faculty unions and college administration to assure educational excellence is not impacted by changes in enrollment?

What initiatives would you take or support to improve graduation and transfer rates for low-income students and students of color?

A 2019 Hope Center Survey of approximately 8,100 Oregon community college students indicated a significant number of students experienced basic needs insecurity (41% were food insecure, 52% housing insecure, 20% homeless). What steps can community colleges take to help these students achieve their educational goals in the face of such challenges?

Las inscripciones en los colegios comunitarios fluctúan ampliamente por factores económicos y de otra índole, los cuales requieren también cambios en el grupo del profesorado adjunto. ¿Cómo trabajará usted con los sindicatos de docentes y con la administración de estos colegios para garantizar que la excelencia educativa no se vea afectada por los cambios en las inscripciones?

¿Qué iniciativas tomaría o apoyaría usted para mejorar los índices de graduación y transferencia para estudiantes de bajos ingresos y estudiantes de color?

Una encuesta del Centro Hope 2019 Hope Center Survey con aproximadamente 8100 estudiantes de colegios comunitarios de Oregón indicó que una gran cantidad de estudiantes sufrió inseguridad de sus necesidades básicas (41% de inseguridad en la alimentación, 52% de inseguridad en la vivienda, y 20% de indigencia). ¿Qué pueden hacer los colegios comunitarios para ayudar a este sector estudiantil a alcanzar sus objetivos educativos frente a tales dificultades?

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Campaign Phone (public) (503) 621-2253
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://www.hollijohnson4lccboard.com/
YouTube Video (leave blank if not applicable) http://video214.com/play/Soqnly7NnRheBjDbPCM9iA/s/dark
Town Where You Live Bethel in west Eugene
Your Experience/Qualificatons Have worked at several community colleges (5) and began my college education at community college. Have now received BA and master degree. I currently work in 16 districts in Lane County with Black students, we strive to support academic achievement, increase graduation rates and encourage students to pursue an affordable college education. My leadership experience spans across different committees from NAACP to LCC as a Board of Education; I am a current member who was recently appointed.
County Lane
Term 2020-21
My goals are to be a conduit of information between the community and the board. In alignment with my values, I hope to become the voice for underserved and underrepresented groups in the community. It is my goal to offer input in major decisions from budgetary issues, to sustainability of programs and in the recruitment and retainment of staff of color as well as to increase student attendance. As a board member, I will work for the students, staff and administrators to make our college more appealing while keeping it affordable. My ultimate goals include contributing to conversations that oversee the development and to preserve a valuable resource in this community.
I will support all efforts brought to the board that aim to increase graduation rates among low-income students and students of color including continued support of scholarship and financial aid program. I will continue to work with the K-12 system to promote and support students who wish to attend college or career/tech programs. As a former financial aid and scholarship professional for 20+ years, I will continue to give advice to students about grant and scholarships opportunities. I will continue to assign our student success navigators to our black students who deserve to learn about post-secondary opportunities, including community college.
Community colleges can continue to be a resources for students by sharing information from our community partners. As our times have been challenging, I believe that this is a good time for the college to promote programs that could lead to successful work opportunities. I hope that our college will implement programs that support the immediate needs of our students and work to keep tuition at affordable rates and/or increase scholarship opportunities.
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