Notice of Special Election of AEA Board Member – Director District #5

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The Great Prairie Area Education Agency will be accepting Statement of Candidacy submissions for the election of one AEA Board Member from June 22 to December 23. The Board position open for election is:

School Board Members from Ottumwa will choose the Great Prairie Area Education Agency representative at Noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Great Prairie AEA Office in Ottumwa. Under Iowa law, anyone who is a resident and elector of the Director District indicated may seek election to the AEA Board, except local school employees or members of the Community College Boards of Directors.

Persons interested in declaring candidacy must file a “Statement of Candidacy,” available at the school board offices in the corresponding Director Districts and the Great Prairie AEA Ottumwa or Burlington Offices. The deadline for filing a Statement of Candidacy with Jennifer Woodley, Public Relations Coordinator/Board Secretary of Great Prairie AEA is May 16, 2022.

The term of office is June 2022 through December 2023. Meetings of the Great Prairie AEA Board of Directors are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 North Main in Fairfield, Iowa.

Anyone desiring further information on the election may call Jennifer Woodley, Great Prairie AEA Public Relations Coordinator/Board Secretary, at 800-382-8970, Ext. 1232, write to Great Prairie AEA, 2814 North Court Street, Ottumwa, Iowa, 52501, or email