Filing dates for Nominating Petitions for the JWCC Board of Trustees Set

JWCC main campus building
November 17, 2020

November 16, 2020

Filing dates for Nominating Petitions for the JWCC Board of Trustees Set

The dates for filing nominating petitions for a seat on the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees are December 14 to 21, 2020.

Petitions must be filed in the Office of the President, located on the third floor of the JWCC Student/Administrative Center on the campus, 48th and Harrison, Quincy.  Office hours are 8 a.m. to      5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Any resident of the JWCC district interested in being a candidate for the Board may still obtain nominating petitions. Petitions are available in the same office.

Two seats on the Board will be filled in the consolidated election April 6, 2021. Trustees are elected   at-large from the district. Both of the seats are for full, six-year terms.  Trustees whose terms are expiring are Mr. Don Hess of Quincy, IL and Mr. James Gay of Rockport, IL.

The election is conducted by the county clerk of each county in which JWCC is located; however, nominating petitions are obtained and filed at JWCC in Quincy.

A lottery, if necessary, will be held on December 22, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in the Board room located on the third floor of the Student/Administrative Center.

Questions may be directed to Leah Benz, executive assistant to the president, at 217.641.4102.  Benz serves as a deputy local elections official for the College.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.