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NIC races: BNI backs GFeller, Murray

Balance North Idaho (BNI) today announces endorsement for candidates for North Idaho College Board of Trustees election this November. Balance selected candidates for endorsement after an interview with candidates. All candidates opted to interview. Balance took the following into consideration when interviewing the candidates:

  • 1. Each candidate’s view of the respective role a NIC Trustee.
  • 2. Their understanding of the role of a trustee vs role of administration.
  • 3. For current trustees seeking re-election, board decorum was considered.
  • 4. Fiscal responsibilities and ideas.

These factors were then combined with Balance’s criteria to support candidates that are knowledgeable and qualified, demonstrate strong character, and seek to represent the community interests as a whole with decision-making based on facts and research.

Greg GFeller

The majority of the BNI board believes that Mr. GFeller’s broad management experience, teamwork approach and general character will be a great asset to the NIC Board of Trustees role. His understanding of the differentiation of a trustee’s role vs that of administration will serve the board well. He is running to be a positive asset and utilize his management experience to the benefit of the college. Eden Irgens abstained from voting.

Brad Murray

Brad Murray has 36 years of public education experience as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. His education experience, knowledge and demeanor will be beneficial for the NIC Board of Trustees. He understands the delineation of responsibilities of a Board of Trustees member vs administration and that the culture is a vital part of the college’s ecosystem. He received a unanimous vote.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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