Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) has one vacancy on its Board of Directors, due to the resignation of Ethan Bertrand, and is looking to fill the position.

After six years of service, Bertrand resigned from the IVCSD Board to serve on the Goleta Union School District Board. The newly appointed director will serve the remainder of the IVCSD term, ending Dec. 6, 2024.

Candidates must live in Isla Vista for the duration of their service, be U.S. citizens, and be 18 years old upon appointment.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 2, and all applications will be made publicly available.

During a special meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 7, the Board of Directors will hear from candidates, ask questions, and make a decision to appoint a candidate to fill the seat.

Visit IVCSD’s website to learn more, including how to apply.

IVCSD is Isla Vista’s first broad-based local government, achieving 47 years of community advocacy for self-governance.

IVCSD is empowered to provide eight key services, including public safety, housing mediation, community facilities, parking, graffiti abatement, lighting and sidewalks, and both a municipal advisory council and area planning commission.

The board is composed of five publicly elected directors and two directors appointed by UCSB and the county of Santa Barbara.