Board of Trustees

​​Public Presentations to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees welcomes open discussion and provides opportunities for members of the staff and public to address the board.


If you have an issue concerning the college district, please follow these guidelines:

  • Try to resolve issues with district personnel before bringing the issue to the board.
  • Before addressing the board, have a good understanding of the basic facts of the issue.
  • Prepare an outline of your presentation.
  • Limit comments to three to five minutes.

Speakers are expected to be courteous and to refrain from public discussion of personnel matters. All charges or complaints against employees should not be included in public comments, but should be submitted to the Board of Trustees in writing.


Members of the community and staff who wish to address the board are asked to fill out a Public Comments form prior to the start of the meeting. A staff member will be in the board room by 5:15 p.m. to collect these forms.

Print your name, complete address and affiliation legibly on the Public Comments form.

At the Meeting

Pick up an agenda and determine where your item is on the agenda. Listen for any changes in the agenda announced by the board president.

When the board is ready for public presentations, the president will refer to the Public Comment forms and call out the names in the order that they appear.

Addressing the Board

  • When your name is called, approach the podium. Speak into the microphone, giving your full name and address for the record.
  • Please limit your comments to three to five minutes. Well-organized, brief testimony is most effective.
  • Be prepared to adjust your comments to avoid repetition. Be respectful of the board.
  • Be ready to respond to questions from the board, if asked.

The board generally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month during the academic year with exceptions made when a holiday falls on a board meeting date. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m. in the board room (#107) of the college district’s operations center, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California. For more information, or to reach the board’s administrative assistant, call (714) 480-7452.