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The College of Western Idaho is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees.  The trustee position is non-partisan and represents 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 CWI 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 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 November 8, 2022 elections.  Candidates are subject to the following requirements:

  • Candidates must live in one of the zones up for election.  See the Trustee Zone Map to verify the zone you live in. The open zones for the November 2022 election include:
    • Zone 1* (2-year term)
    • Zone 2 (4-year term)
    • Zone 3* (2-year term)
    • Zone 4 (4-year term)

* Please note that the terms of office for Zones 1 and 3 are for two (2) years only. 

  • Candidates must complete and submit the Declaration of Candidacy and Petition for Candidacy forms to the Ada or Canyon County Clerk (depending on the location of your Zone - Zone 3 must submit forms to both counties) and email the documents to the CWI Clerk at communications@cwi.edu no later than 5 P.M. on Sept. 1, 2022.  


To Declare and Petition for Candidacy during the standard election cycle, please complete the following forms:


Trustee Zones

CWI Trustee Zones - 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