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College of Western Idaho (CWI) is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees. Trustee positions are non-partisan and represent the entire CWI district for a four-year term unless otherwise specified. 

While no individual trustee is responsible for the overall governance of CWI, each trustee, acting as a board member, is critical to the operations of the College by preparing for and attending monthly meetings, participating in one of four board committees, and serving the best interests of the CWI student body, employees, and surrounding community members. Currently, regular Board of Trustee meetings are set for the second Thursday of each month, with special meetings occurring as needed. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of CWI Trustees, please see the Board of Trustees Handbook.

Board of Trustees Handbook


    CWI welcomes any and all interested parties who would like to seek election as a member of the Board of Trustees for the 2024 elections. 

    • Candidates must live in one of the zones up for election. See the Trustee Zone Map to verify the zone you live in.
    • Open zones for the 2024 election include: 
      • Zone 1 (4-year term)
      • Zone 3 (4-year term)
      • Zone 4 (2-year term)
      • Zone 5 (4-year term)

    Candidacy Deadlines

    The next Board of Trustee election will be held Nov. 2024.

    • Candidate Filing deadline is Aug. 30, 2024 by 5 p.m.
    • Withdrawal deadline is Sept. 20, 2024.

    Trustee Zones

    Below is a map of the CWI Trustee Zones as approved by Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) June 16, 2016. Please verify which zone you reside in by using our interactive map found below. 

    CWI Trustee Zone Maps

    Interactive Map Download Map