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Independent Citizens Oversight Committee



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is seeking a qualified, interested individual to serve on a committee of community leaders which will serve as the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (“COC”) for the District’s Measure AA school facilities bond program.  Applications are available on the District’s web site at under Facilities Bond Measure AA​. 


In accordance with Education Code Section 15278(b), the Citizens’ Oversight Committee shall:

  • Inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of Measure AA bond proceeds;

  • Review expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that Measure AA bond proceeds were expended only for the purposes set forth in Measure AA; and

  • Present to the Board in public session, an annual written report outlining their activities and conclusions regarding the expenditure of Measure AA bond proceeds.


All appointments will be made by the Board of Trustees from applications submitted to All appointments will be made by the Board of Trustees from applications submitted to the District.  The Committee consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Board from a list of candidates submitting written applications, and based on criteria established by Prop 39.  The District is seeking applications for the following vacancies:

        One (1) member active in a senior citizens' organization.

Two (2) member active in a tax payers association 


The appointment will be appointed to serve one two-year term. 

If you wish to serve on this important committee, please review the committee Bylaws for more information about the committee’s role and responsibilities and complete the application. Completed applications should be sent to Mt. San Jacinto Community College District.   Applications will be opened until positions are filled.

Send your application via email @, via fax at 951-654-6364 or via the US Mail at:

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
Business Services
Attn:  Jennifer Marrs
1499 N. State Street, San Jacinto, CA 92583
Telephone:  (951) 487-3011


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Questions and/or comments should be directed to Jennifer Marrs, Business Services, at 951-487-3011 or email to 


Committee Overview

The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved the appointment of 2017-2018 members to the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee during its regular meeting on June 22, 2017.

A Citizens’ Oversight Committee was required by Prop. 39 after the passage of Measure AA, the $295 million facilities bond passed in November, 2014. MSJC appointed nine members (two more than required to ensure diverse representation) from a pool of more than 20 candidates. The appointees represent various groups: One student; one member of the business community; a senior citizens’ organization member; two members of a tax payers association; a member active in a college-support organization and three community members at large.


The following were appointed to MSJC’s Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee for 2017-2019:

  • Dee Cozart - Chair, Business Representative - San Jacinto
  • Andrew Masiel - Member At Large - Temecula
  • Brian Sylva - Member At Large - Beaumont
  • Julie Venable – Member at Large – Hemet 
  • ​Judy Guglielmana - MSJC Support Organization (MSJC Foundation Board) - Lake Elsinore ​
  • Vacant - Taxpayers' Association (2 vacancies) 
  • Vacant - Senior Citizen’s Representative
  • Mario Plazola Jimenez ​- Student Representative