Community Oversight Committee Seeking Alternate Member

Oversight Committee members at community event photo

[Ferndale, Wash.] Ferndale voters overwhelmingly supported a Ferndale School Bond in February with 62.04% of voters saying “yes.” That Bond included $112 Million for a new Ferndale High School, renovation of the Performing Arts Center, Critical Maintenance Projects and Safety and Security projects throughout the District. The Ferndale School Board created the Community Bond Oversight Committee to oversee bond spending. That committee operates as an independent advisory committee for the School Board. 

The Oversight Committee has announced that it is looking for another alternate member as the committee charter allows for up to two alternate members. Brian Lynch, previously an alternate member, has been appointed as a voting member to replace Ryan Kimball, who is moving out of the district and will no longer be eligible to serve on the committee. The committee is looking to fill the alternate member spot previously held by Lynch.

“As a committee, we want to be intentional about alternate positions as they are a very important part of the longterm success of this committee,” Oversight Committee Co-Chair Riley Cornelsen said. “We want to make sure that we have both of the alternate positions filled.”

The deadline to apply for the alternate position is September 6. Those interested in applying should send their applications electronically to riley.cornelsen@gmail.com or drop them off in hard copy to the Ferndale School District Office marked, “Attention Oversight Committee.” 

While most people are eligible to apply, there are a few criteria including that an applicant must be a Ferndale School District resident; cannot be a current FSD employee, board member, vendor, contractor or consultant; and cannot be current City of Ferndale employee or consultant. 

To see more information about the committee and to access a link to the Oversight Committee Application, please see: www.weareferndale.org/committee/