TRAVERSE CITY — Six candidates are eligible to fill the Board of Trustees seat vacated by former trustee Rachel Johnson last month.

The applicants, who must reside in Grand Traverse County, are:

  • Jordan Ascione-Broad, Traverse City
  • Jamie Gallagher, Williamsburg
  • Pamela Horne, Interlochen
  • Mark Keely, Traverse City
  • Bill Marsh, Traverse City
  • Merek Roman, Traverse City

Johnson resigned from NMC’s Board of Trustees effective Jan. 22. The new trustee will serve until the next regular community college election in November 2024. At that time voters will choose a candidate to serve the remainder of the term held by Johnson, which expires December 31, 2026.

In accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act, interviews and the final appointment will be conducted by the full NMC Board of Trustees at a special meeting set for 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, rooms 106–107, on NMC’s Front Street campus.

Release date: February 7, 2024

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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