Based on population and concept of “fair representation by population,” the Verde Valley should have from 7 to 9 members on the Board; it has 2
There has been little change in the residence of the members of the newly announced Yavapai Community College Foundation 2017-18 Board from earlier Boards. (You may click here to review the biographies of all the current Foundation members.)
Its composition is hardly representative of the County. While the East side of the County accounts for more than 70,000 residents and the West side about 140,000, the Board membership is 25-2 in favor of the West side of the County. Furthermore, the College administrators, despite what some believe is a direct conflict of interest, remain on the Board.
There is also a question about the two District Governing Board members, Pat McCarver and Steve Irwin, who are listed as Board members (liaisons) as indicated by the Foundation. Most thought the Governing Board assigned only one person to act as a liaison with the Board and not act as a member of the Board. Questions remain about the precise role of the two West County District Governing Board representatives on this powerful Board.
There are 27 members of the Foundation Board with seven Foundation executive committee members including Dr. Penelope Wills. Only a single member of the executive committee, First Vice President Valerie Wood, is from the Verde Valley. Of the 20 remaining directors, only one, Joan Meyers, President, Friends of the Southwest Wine Center is from the Verde Valley.