The Weatherford College Board of Trustees voted to immediately offer Wise County an advisory, non-voting, position on the Board during a called meeting Monday evening.
Board member Mac Smith made the motion, and it was approved in a 6-0 vote. Board member Joel Watson was not present.
“Only the Texas Legislature has the authority and the power to introduce and pass legislation that would allow Weatherford College trustees to authorize a Wise County resident to be a (voting) member of the Weatherford College Board of Trustees,” Smith said.
Prior to the vote to approve the advisory position, Smith also made comments about moving forward on creating an advisory committee comprising representatives from Wise, Jack, Palo Pinto, Hood and Parker counties.
“I think it would be very helpful to organize that as an advisory and planning committee that studies service area issues and needs,” he said. “Such a committee could make recommendations to the Trustee board, ideas that reflect area thinking.”
The Board is currently scheduled to hold another called meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Allene Strain Community Room of the Doss Student Center.