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Board appoints Drew to vacant seat

November 20, 2018

District 540 Trustees are looking to their past to fill a vacant seat on the Heartland Board.

The Board of Trustees voted November 20 to approve Jim Drew of Lincoln to serve as a Trustee. Drew had previously served on the District 540 Community College Board from 2011-2017 and had served as vice chairman during his term. He works for the Illinois Farm Bureau/Logan County Farm Bureau.

Drew fills the seat vacated by Donald Gibb, who resigned in October of this year due to a move outside of the District. Gibb was elected to the Board in 2013.

Drew will serve the remainder of the seat’s six-year term, which will expire in April of 2019. Drew has informed the Board he does not plan to seek election for the seat.   

The appointed Board seat is one of three six-year term positions open on the Heartland Board of Trustees commencing no later than May 2, 2019. One two-year term position will also be open on the Board.

Individuals interested in seeking a position on the District 540 Board of Trustees in the April 2, 2019 election may pick up required nominating petitions at the Heartland Community College executive office, which is located in the Community Commons Building, Suite 2000 at 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal.

Nominating petitions for the open positions are available and must be returned to the executive office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. December 10 through 14 and Monday, December 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To be eligible, candidates are required to complete the nominating petitions by collecting signatures from 50 registered voters from within the Heartland Community College district. Candidates must be 18 years old, a citizen of the United States and reside within the State of Illinois and District 540 for at least one year as of the election.

Written by: Steve Fast