Ohlone College seeks applicants for Bond Oversight Committee - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, January 28, 2014—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

The Ohlone Community College District is seeking interested individuals to serve on the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, with other community leaders, to oversee the implementation of the Measure G Bond program. Measure G is a $349 million bond measure, passed by voters in November 2010, which authorizes funding for needed repairs, upgrades, and construction projects primarily on Ohlone College's Fremont campus.

All bond measures for educational facilities in the state are required to have an oversight committee comprised of independent citizens that review and approve expenditures of bond funds to ensure that they are spent according to the provisions of the bond. The Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee is appointed by the Ohlone College Board of Trustees to work with the College District to ensure that Measure G funds are expended only for school facilities.

Currently open positions include an At-Large Community Member, who must be a resident of the Ohlone Community College District (Fremont, Newark or Union City); and a Senior Citizen Group Representative, who must be an active member in a senior citizens' organization (such as AARP or SIRS).

The committee's duties are to inform the public of the District's expenditures of Measure G proceeds, attend quarterly meetings to review reports of expenditures of bond funds by the District, as well as present the Board of Trustees with reports outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure G bond proceeds.

The Board of Trustees makes all appointments. Interested individuals should download an application at www.ohlone.edu/go/bondapply. Applications can be mailed to Ohlone Community College District, Administrative Services Office, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 or faxed to (510) 659-6045. Application deadline is Tuesday, February 18. For more information, contact the Administrative Services Office at (510) 659-7307 or visit www.ohlone.edu/go/bondapply.

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