District Seeks Committee Volunteers

District Seeks Volunteers for Bond, Finance Committees

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking two community members who live in the district to serve on committees that advise the Board of Trustees – the Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee. The application deadline is Nov. 22, 2017.

Audit & Finance Committee

The district is looking for a community volunteer to serve on the board’s Audit & Finance Committee, which is made up of four public representatives and two members of the Board of Trustees. The term of service is for four years.

This committee reviews and monitors budget and financial matters, including audit reports and operational reviews. It typically meets quarterly but may meet more frequently if needed.

Applicants for this committee should have a background in budget, finance, and/or audit and have special interest in and knowledge of organizational financial matters.

The district established the Audit & Finance committee in the early 1990s to assure transparency in financial affairs and assist trustees in carrying out their fiscal oversight responsibilities. It operates in accordance with Board Policy 6401, available for review at

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

The district also is seeking a taxpayer association representative to serve on the Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). The term of service is for two years and the committee meets four times a year.

This committee reviews expenditures for projects funded by Measure C, the $490.8 million bond measure that district voters approved in 2006. It reports annually to the Board of Trustees and the public on the spending and progress of the Measure C bond program.

The oversight committee is made up of two at-large members, a student representative, a district auxiliary organization representative, and members of organizations that represent senior citizen, business and taxpayer interests.  The only open position is for the taxpayer organization representative. More information, including the committee’s bylaws, is available at

Application process

Applicants for both committees must reside within the district’s service area, which includes the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and small portions of San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga. Applicants may not be an employee, contractor, consultant or vendor of the district.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, andshould include a resume and cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications. Application materials may be emailed to or mailed to Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.  More information is available by calling (650) 949-6100 or emailing

 Importance of committees  

 “The district has benefitted enormously from the observations and advice provided by local residents who have served on these committees,” said Chancellor Judy C. Miner.  “Their good judgment and experience in business and finance have helped Foothill-De Anza maintain the highest standards of fiscal accountability and transparency. The community has been well represented through their participation.”

New committee members would begin their service in January. These are volunteer positions without financial compensation.


Posted Nov. 2, 2017