Do you have ideas about how to improve VVC?
Are you looking for a way to gain professional experience for career and college applications?
We need students like you to run for ASB Council!
The Spring 2020 General Election will be held entirely online this year.
Those interested in running for ASB Council must first fill out this online Interest Form.
The Interest Form must be accurately filled out in its entirety and submitted by 4:30 p.m. May 18th.
Last year’s ASB Council (2019-2020) represented the VVC student body through acts of leadership, advocacy and community outreach, accomplishing goals they set at the beginning of their term.
While attending state and national conferences, the 2019-2020 Council led workshops to teach others about student leadership. The Council also met with local, state, and federal elected officials to discuss issues relevant to community colleges. In March 2020, VVC Associated Student Body was acknowledged as the Gold Member College of the Year by the American Student Association of Community Colleges.
Last year’s Council submitted two resolutions to be considered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, one focused on strengthening the workforce by offering distance learning and one about enhancing emergency preparedness. Along with other regional student leaders, the VVC ASB sponsored Assembly Bill 2910, aiming to enable community college boards of trustees to give student trustees the right to a full vote.
In Fall 2019, ASB sponsored the creation of a community garden and a student art mural which promotes a theme of diversity and inclusivity. Both have led to discussions of additional beautifications and improvements to campus.
The Council partners with community organizations to support local events. Last year’s included Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society, High Desert March for Babies, Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for suicide awareness, VVC Foundation Hall of Fame recognizing distinguished VVC alumni, High Desert Science Olympiad, and more.
HOW TO RUN FOR COUNCIL
First, keep in mind that there are some minimum qualifications that must be met in order to run for ASB Council.
If these qualifications are met (please call or email if you have questions), the first step is to complete the Interest Form.
After completing the Interest Form before 4:30 p.m. May 18th, each candidate must also attend a mandatory meeting between May 6th and May 19th.
These meetings will be held by-appointment (you will receive an email and/or phone call to schedule it after you fill out this Interest Form) and held through Zoom.
Campaigning begins May 20th and will be conducted online only. DO NOT BEGIN CAMPAIGNING before May 20th.
Rules and methods for campaigning will be discussed during the mandatory meeting and communicated through email to all candidates.
ASB COUNCIL POSITIONS AVAILABLE
There are 18 positions on ASB Council, including a five-member Executive Board (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Executive Senator), Student Advocate and 12 Senator positions.
Want to know which position on Council is right for you? Take this personality quiz personalized for VVC’s ASB to find out! (Please note the information in the quiz description is outdated. Refer to this email for accurate dates and info.)
The Spring General Elections will be held online June 4th and June 5th.