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Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. reduces board from 15 to 13 members

The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. eliminates two board seats for next year.

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The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. is downsizing its board of directors from 15 members to 13 at the end of the year.

The action came during the board's meeting Monday and passed unanimously.

Connie Ova, CEO of the JSDC, said that three members of the current board are leaving at the end of their terms. Laurie Pavlicek has served three terms totaling nine years and is not eligible for reelection. C.J. Jenke and Ritchie Wolff have served two terms and would be eligible for another but have chosen not to seek reappointment.

The board will select one new member at its December meeting. The application process remains open and the board has already received four applications for the position.

Ova said the JSDC bylaws do not set the size of the board but limit it to no more than 15 people.

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"It has varied over the years," she said.

Mark Klose, Stutsman County Commission chairman and member of the JSDC Board of Directors, said a 15-member board is a large group.

"Thirteen members is still too large," he said. "It is difficult to find people to serve. I think 13 is more than adequate."

The JSDC board also approved a questionnaire for members to fill out and return reviewing how the board works and how the officers of the JSDC fulfill their obligations. That questionnaire will be sent to members this month and annually in June in future years.

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