BEND, Ore. - Erica Skatvold has announced her candidacy for Central Oregon Community College District Board, Zone 4 for the upcoming May 16th election.
In her news release announcing the candidacy, Erica said she feels strongly that “Central Oregon public schools and COCC contributed to my success in life.”
Growing up in Bend, Erica was a competitive ski racier for MBSEF and Bend High, and participated in the dual credit courses at Central Oregon Community College. Erica knows how essential programs at COCC can create opportunities for the advancement of local students
Erica now works in the field of Clinical Informatics for St Charles Medical Center, holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago, and if elected plans to collaborate with the COCC Board, staff, students, partner schools, and our community to increase affordable and relevant program options.
Erica would bring a unique new perspective to the Board, with her health care background and working for Central Oregon’s largest employer, St. Charles. Her vision is to increase partnerships with local businesses and organizations, prioritize professional development programs, expand night and weekend courses for working students and parents, while focusing on college affordability and fiscal responsibility.
She is endorsed by District Attorney John Hummel, COCC Board Member John Mundy, Bend City Councilor Nathan K. Boddie, Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell, Dr. Rod Ray and Local Registered Nurse Alise Dutra.