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The Leagues of Women Voters of Evanston ,Glenview/Glencoe, and Wilmette have created a Voter Guide for the Oakton Community College District 535 Board of Trustees race. There are 13 candidates for the three board positions up for election. Trustees serve for six-year terms. The Voter Guide can be found on the League of Women Voters of Evanston website athttp://www.lwve.org/voter-guide.html.
Candidates for trustee are:Theresa Bashiri-Remetio, Robert A. Boron, Gail Bush, Allan H. Cohen, Alexandra Eidenberg, Kyle Frank, Richard A. Geline, Michele Hays, R. Razz Jenkins, Havee Makedon, Marie Lynn Toussaint, Cynthia E. Veremis and Wendy B. Yanow.
Oakton Community College District 535 is home to over 486,000 residents. Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate’s degree programs and noncredit courses for the 16 municipalities located within the Oakton district: Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka. District property taxes provide 45% of the college’s annual revenues.
Students can earn an associate degree or a certificate from 80 areas of study and over 2,500 course offerings, ranging from health careers, science, and technology to business and liberal arts. Classes are offered in continuing education, training and workforce development as well as emeritus classes for older adults. Oakton also offers options for completing a GED or learning English as a Second Language. For more information about Oakton Community College, visithttps://www.oakton.edu.