Four Buena Vista County residents have been appointed to the Extension Council Nominating Committee, Shelley Hohneke, Extension Council Chair for Buena Vista County announced.
Committee members selected to nominate extension council candidates for the 2006 election are Dawn Prosser, Mike Todd, and Brad Strader of Storm Lake and Karen Corderman of Newell.
The committee is charged with nominating candidates for the five vacancies on the council before Aug. 30.
All voters in the county will be eligible to cast ballots for the nominees in the Nov. 7, general election. Successful candidates will serve four-year terms beginning in January, 2007. (In addition to the five seats open for four-year terms, one seat is open for a two-year term, to complete the unexpired term of Rona Baak.
Candidates nominated by the committee must submit petitions containing the names of 25 qualified voters to the county election commissioner by Aug. 30. Additionally, individuals may petition to have their names placed on the ballot through a self-nominating process by submitting petitions with 25 names to the election commissioner. Petition forms are available from the election commissioner and at the Buena Vista County Extension Office.
By law the nominating committee must include two women and two men, and cannot include any current member of the council. The committee is required to take county geography into consideration when nominating candidates.