The McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors, along with two local school boards, will have seats up for grabs this November.
But it’s only February. Why worry about this now? Because if you want to run, now is the time to start doing your homework. You should read everything you can about the districts. You should attend the monthly board meetings. If you do so, you’ll have a grasp of the issues when you run for office.
Here are the openings:
McKinleyville Community Services District Board of Directors – Three seats now held by Dennis Mayo, Dr. Bill Wennerholm and David Couch are open. Each is a four-year term.
McKinleyville Union School District Board of Trustees – Three seats held by Tim Hooven, Donald Rosebrook and Justin Zabel are open. All are four-year terms.
Northern Humboldt Union School District Board of Trustees – Three seats held by Dana Silvernale, Mike Pigg and Colleen Toste are open. All are four year terms.
To be eligible to run for office you need to be a registered voter residing within the district boundaries. That’s it. You don’t need to gather signatures or pass a test.
But you do need to sign up. You’ll need to find your way to the county Elections Office. You’ll have from July 15 to Aug. 9 to file your papers. If an incumbent in a race doesn’t file to run, then the deadline will be extended to Aug. 14 for that particular race. Election Day is Nov. 5.
MCSD email addresses
Sometimes they get inquiries from mysterious Russian women who want to date them, or Nigerian businessmen who want to share their wealth, but board members of the McKinleyville Community Services District rarely get emails from local residents.
The problem is simple – although former MCSD Manager Norman Shopay set each director up with an email address, hardly anybody knew about THEM. So most of their email boxes don’t receive anything but spam.
You can help change that. Send the directors an email. Tell them what you think about what’s happening in town. While you’re at it, why don’t you tell us what you think? Here are the email addresses:
MCSD President Dennis Mayo:
MCSD VP David Couch:
MCSD Director John Corbett:
MCSD Director Helen Edwards:
MCSD Director Bill Wennerholm: