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Hartnell College Bond Oversight Committee Elects Officers

August 22, 2003

The community-wide committee charged with overseeing upcoming construction projects at Hartnell College recently elected officers.

The group, known as the Bond Oversight Committee, came into existence following the passage last fall of Measure H - a $131 million bond measure that will finance additional classrooms, renovate buildings, upgrade technology systems, update safety equipment, and bring the college into the 21st century.

Reelected committee chairperson was Joey Lasnik, consultant for non-profit organizations and former member of the college's board of trustees.

Named vice chairman was Harry Gamotan, president of the Service Employees International Union, Local 817 (Monterey and San Benito counties).

Other members of the committee are:
Joe Grainger, executive director of the Harden Foundation and former president of the Hartnell College Foundation.

John Inman, agricultural consultant, chairman of the board of the Hartnell College Foundation, and former member of the college's board of trustees.

Ron Pasquinelli, president of the Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association.

Sharolyn Robinson, student member of Hartnell's board of trustees and commissioner of activities for the Associated Students.

Juan Sanchez, chairman of the Monterey County Planning Commission.

During the meeting, updates on planned construction projects and work schedules were presented by Michael Maas, consultant and manager of the construction program; Robert Yin, site manager of the construction program; and Pete Ilse, Hartnell's director of maintenance, facilities and facilities planning.

The committee's purpose, according to chairperson Lasnik, is "to monitor the expenditure of bond revenues." The group is also charged with ensuring that no funds are used for any teacher or administrative salaries or other school operating expenses, she said.

She said the committee's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the board room of the CAB Building on the Hartnell campus.

For more information, contact Lasnik through the president's office at Hartnell, (831) 755-6900.