JWCC Trustees Approve Agricultural Education Center Solar Panel Bid

JWCC main campus building
May 7, 2020

In a special meeting on May 6, the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees authorized acceptance of a $135,070.43 bid from Landmark Irrigation, Inc., to provide solar panels for the Agricultural Education Center in Baylis, IL.  The meeting was conducted virtually as permitted by the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early 2020, JWCC secured grant funding from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) for the installation of solar array panels at the Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Quincy and for the Agricultural Education Center.  The WDC panels are now installed with wiring underway, representing approximately 75% completion.  The installation at the Ag Center is due to be completed by June 19.

JWCC President Michael Elbe shared, “These projects are important because these grant funds will be used for energy efficiency saving the College energy costs for decades to come plus is an investment in the curriculum for training opportunities at both locations.”

In other business, the board:

Reading of Board Policy 531 for Telecommuting will be voted upon on May 20.

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at JWCC’s Quincy campus.

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.