Judge swears in new Board of Education member

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Thompson administers the oath of office on Dec. 12 to Jason McMullen, of Williams, who was appointed to fill the position vacated by longtime Colusa County Office of Education Board of Trustees member Nancy Marshall.

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson administered the oath of office on Dec. 12 to Jason McMullen, who ran unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election for a first term on the Colusa County Board of Educataion to represent the Williams area. Thompson also swore in incumbent Ed Conrado, who also ran unopposed. Conrado will represent the Colusa area for another four years. 

McMullen, his wife Jamie, and their three children moved to Colusa County in 2016. He has served as pastor of the Williams Community Church since March. 

McMullen previously served as a director in Christian education and youth director at the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, in Fairfield. He also has pastoral experience within the Baptist denomination, serving as a director of children’s ministries and as an associate pastor of families and children at the Crosspoint Church, in Sacramento. 

Jamie and the children attended the swearing in ceremony last week at the CCOE administrative office in Colusa, where McMullen Nancy Marshall, who was elected in-lieu of other candidates in 2014. served a four-year term. 

During the Board of Education’s reorganization for 2019, Trustee Brenda Miller was selected by the board to serve as president. Conrado will serve as vice-president. 

Colusa County Superintendent of Schools Mike West will serve as the board secretary. The board intends to make its liaison appointments at their January meeting.  

The Board of Trustees will also be charged with selecting a replacement for Virginia Frias, whose last meeting was Dec. 12. 

Frias served a four-year term representing Trustee Area 4, which includes all of Maxwell and a portion of Williams. 

She, like Marshall, did not seek re-election. 

West advised the Board of Education that they could fill the Trustee Area 4 vacancy through appointment or by calling for a special election. However, West said he would make contact with a couple of viable candidates for appointment, and that he hoped to set up interviews with the Board within the next month. ■