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Greg Chaimov Steps Down from CCC Board of Education
OREGON CITY – Director Greg Chaimov has resigned from the Clackamas Community College Board of Education after representing Zone 1, the Milwaukie area, since 2012. The board passed a declaration of board vacancy for the zone during its Aug. 8 special session.
CCC Board of Education members are elected to four-year terms and represent each of the seven zones in the college's service district. The board oversees the development of programs and services, and the adoption of policies and budget, to meet the needs of the college district.
The reason for Chaimov's resignation is a planned move to Washington to be closer to his grandchild.
In his resignation letter, Chaimov wrote, "I will miss the professionalism and cordiality of my colleagues. I will miss the reward that comes from playing a role in the education of a community. And I will miss the passion I've been privileged to observe — the passion for bettering the lives of the students exhibited by the individuals who, collectively, make up the college."
During his time on the board, Chaimov was active in college events and activities, and he worked steadfastly to advocate for community colleges at both the state and federal levels. During his tenure, Chaimov played a pivotal role in getting a $90-million bond passed in 2014 and a subsequent $32-million in state matching grants to update and expand CCC's campuses.
CCC President Tim Cook said, "Director Chaimov has been a staunch supporter of Clackamas Community College. His leadership and direction have led the college through both tough times and good times. I want to thank Greg for his dedication to CCC, our employees and our students."
Applicants for the vacant position must be registered voters residing within the Clackamas Community College Zone 1 boundaries and not officers or employees of the college. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m., Aug. 31. Candidates will be interviewed the first two weeks in September, and a decision may be made by the Sept. 21 Board of Education meeting. The successful candidate will hold office until June 30, 2023, and will be eligible to run for a four-year term in the May 2023 election.
Visit www.clackamas.edu/board-of-education for more information about the board, a map of the college district and the application. For questions, contact Kattie Riggs at 503-594-3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.