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Moffat County College Board welcomes new, returning members, bids farewell to those departing

CRAIG — Introductions were made, thanks were given and plans for the future were laid during the Moffat County Junior Affiliated College District Board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

One of the first orders of business was the administration of the oath of office to new board members, Memorial Regional Health CEO Andy Daniels and college board Treasurer Lois Wymore.

The board had two seats to fill this election cycle, but, because only two petitions were received — from Daniels and Wymore — the board was not required to hold an election and instead appointed Daniels and Wymore to the vacancies.

The board then elected officers.

Mike Anson was re-elected chairman of the board, Zach Allen will replace outgoing board member Jennifer Riley as board secretary and Lois Wymore retained her position as treasurer.

Board members Andy Daniels and Terry Carwile were appointed to represent the board on the CNCC Advisory Council.

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During audience comments, the newly sworn college board presented a gift to Riley.

Riley spoke briefly about her thoughts on the defeat of measure 5A, which asked voters in Moffat County to support a funding increase for the Craig campus by authorizing a property tax increase of $2 million in 2018 and, in subsequent years, an increase of no more than 5 mills.

"I have personally taken a lot from here. My daughter has just completed her CNA here," Riley said. "Don't give up. Sell the value proposition to the community."

CNCC President Ron Granger and college board members expressed determination to find a way to develop on-campus student housing in Craig. The college board intends to reconvene the housing committee and hold focus groups with the public after Thanksgiving.

"We need to get some feedback really fast," Anson said.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.