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Board of Regents holding called meeting to canvass election returns, declare official results on Friday, Nov. 13

Three seats up for election on Nov. 3 included District 4 and two At-large seats

Article by DMC College Relations Office

Preliminary results for three Del Mar College (DMC) Board of Regents seats on the 2020 general election ballot were announced last week after early and Nov. 3 voting ended. On Friday, Nov. 13, the Board, or Canvassing Authority, will hold a called meeting at 11:30 a.m. to canvass election returns and officially declare the results.

District residents cast their votes, and the Nueces County Clerk Election Department tabulated results on Nov. 3. Preliminary reporting includes Laurie Turner, Ed.D., elected for the District 4 seat and incumbents Dr. Nick Adame and Carol Scott retaining their At-large seats. Terms for these Board seats will run through 2026.

Regents Mary Sherwood, Ph.D., and Libby Averyt will oversee the canvassing. A swearing-in ceremony will occur during the Board’s Dec. 8 regular meeting.

Friday’s called meeting will be held via video and/or telephone conference call. Members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting in person, but they will be able to view the canvassing online or access the meeting by telephone.

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, this meeting will be conducted in accordance with guidance from the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General, and the provisions of Sections 551.122, 551.125 and 551.127 of the Texas Government Code and other open meeting requirements, that have not been suspended by order of the Governor. DMC Board members and administrators in attendance will also practice social distancing and wear face masks or coverings.

Community members may access the called meeting by going to the online video link at https://www.delmar.edu/webcast/  by 11:25 a.m. They may also call (toll-free) 1-877-568-4106 and enter Access Code 310-594-181 as early as 11 a.m.

General and Agenda-related public comments may be provided by calling the same toll-free number and using the same Access Code used for listening to the called meeting.

Anyone wishing to make a public comment needs to dial-in between 11 and 11:15 a.m. They will register with a DMC staff member and provide their name and subject of their public comment, specifically if it is related to the Agenda. The DMC staff member monitoring the toll-free line will mute all callers at 11:15 a.m. and then provide registered callers’ names and subject to the Board Chair at the appropriate time. When called upon during the Public Comments segment of the meeting, registered callers will be unmuted and will have three minutes to make their comments.

The called meeting Agenda is accessible using the following link: https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/_resources/agendas/called-meeting-11-13-20.pdf

Meeting agendas and other resources are also available on the DMC Board of Regents web page at https://www.delmar.edu/regents-and-community/board-of-regents/index.html.The health and safety of Board members, DMC employees and the public remain a priority of the College. Additionally, DMC administrators are abiding by state, county and city orders and guidance addressing social gatherings and work practices for non-essential workers in the community.

For more information regarding DMC Board of Regent elections, contact Jessica Alaniz, Risk Management Office, at jaalaniz@delmar.edu or 361-698-2214, or Augustin Rivera, Jr., General Counsel, at ariverajr@delmar.edu or 361-698-1098.



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