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CMC Board of Trustees

The CMC Board of Trustees sets policies to help the college serve the communities of six counties in the Colorado Rockies and the Western Slope

The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees has seven at large seats which are elected by all the voters in the six counties comprising the CMC District.

Update: On Jan. 12, 2018, the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees voted unanimously for the resolution that was posted as follows:



DATE: January 8, 2018


In 2016, the Colorado General Assembly passed a law that permits the Board of Trustees to take formal action through a unanimous written vote. Colorado Mountain College is publishing this Notice as required by law prior to taking such action.

Description of Board Action

CMC’s Board of Trustees will consider adoption of the following resolution:



WHEREAS, Colorado Mountain College remains steadfast in its support of providing a college education to all and pursuing its mission of inclusivity, welcoming all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, and

WHEREAS, since 2012 the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has benefited our students, including hundreds of student scholars and campus leaders, and

WHEREAS, under the DACA program CMC students have been able to pursue professional opportunities and contribute to our mountain communities as nurses, first responders, teachers, artists, and hospitality professionals, and

WHEREAS, CMC joins the majority of American citizens and the residents and leaders in our local communities in recognizing that DACA students are dedicated, hard-working and a vital part of the workforce and local economy;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the CMC Board of Trustees stands with the nation’s leaders to express its strongest support for meaningful and permanent immigration reform, including legal status and citizenship opportunities for our Dreamer children who know no other home outside the United States of America, and authorizes college management to join in local, regional, state and national efforts urging for such a solution.

RESOLVED FURTHER, we the CMC Board of Trustees believe that it is morally and economically imperative that Congress acts quickly—well before the planned expiration date of March 5, 2018—to deliver a permanent immigration program on behalf of a large and critically important segment of our population who, by no fault of their own, find themselves unable to fully participate in and enjoy the benefits of the communities in which they were raised and educated.

[End of proposed resolution]

Response Deadline and Other Requirements

Each board member must respond by January 12, 2018, by email or by physically delivering, the Trustee Response Form attached to this Notice.

The Resolution will not be officially adopted unless all Trustees have responded in writing and in favor of adopting the Resolution by January 12, 2018. Failure of any Trustee to respond has the same effect as voting against the Resolution. The Resolution will not be adopted through this process if any Trustee votes against or fails to vote in favor of the Resolution.

In addition, the Trustees must convene a regular or special meeting to vote on the Resolution if (1) any Trustee demands in writing that the Resolution be discussed at such a meeting, or (2) a member of the public requests that the proposed action be discussed in a regular or special board meeting.

If you are a member of the public and would like to request discussion of this Resolution at a regular Board meeting, please contact Debbie Novak at 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, 970-947-8365 or at

Distribution of Notice

This Notice has been posted in the designated locations for public posting of Board meetings, and has been sent to each person who has asked to receive notices of Board meetings, as named on a list held by the Board Secretary and the College Public Information Officer. The outcome of the vote will be posted on the CMC website as part of the Board meeting minutes.

Board responsibilities include employing and evaluating the president, approving the college budget, certifying the mill levy, working with the college president to develop a strategic plan, monitoring the progress of the institution and acting in the best interests of the college as required by statute.

One resident from each of the following counties is elected to the board: Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, Routt and Summit. An east Garfield and a west Garfield county resident are also selected by voters to serve. Those elected serve four-year terms.

The Board usually meets every other month at locations around the district. The College also serves three additional counties as assigned by the state; they include Chaffee, Grand and Jackson.

Contact the CMC Board of Trustees at

Strategic Planning

Download/View the strategic planning documents below.