Citizens' Oversight Committee
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Quarterly & Annual Reports
Committee Ethics Policy Statement
The Allan Hancock College Measure I Citizens' Oversight Committee is a seven to eight
member committee formed in October 2006 that provides oversight to ensure that Measure
I bond revenues are expended only for the purposes authorized by law. Committee members
are chosen to represent a variety of community interests, as required by law.
Current members are:
Peter Gonzalez, 2015-2016, a student enrolled and active in a community college support group (Associated
Student Body Government)
Robert Manning, 2015-2017, an active member of a support organization (Allan Hancock College Foundation)
Lisa Nissinen-Harlow, 2012-2016, community at-large representative (Chair)
Hugh Rafferty, 2015-2017, an active member of a taxpayers organization (Santa Barbara Taxpayers
David Richardson, 2015-2017, an active member of a business organization (Coast Hills Credit Union)
Bill Thompson, 2015-2017, an active member of a senior organization (Community Partners in Caring)
Kenneth Wolf, 2012-2016, community at-large representative (Vice Chair)
Opportunities to serve
If you are interested in applying to serve on the Citizens' Oversight Committee, please
contact Melinda Martinez at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3454.
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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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