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One of the newcomers elected four years ago to the board of Napa Valley College will seek a second term.

Amy Martenson, whom voters chose for the NVC board of trustees in 2014, announced her re-election campaign in a news release Tuesday. The longtime Napa high school teacher and counselor represents the college’s Area 2, which includes downtown Napa, the Alta Heights neighborhood to the east and the alphabet streets west of Jefferson Street.

A campaign kickoff and fundraiser is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. July 24 at Silo’s, 530 Main St. in downtown Napa.

As she had during her election campaign, Martenson pledged to push NVC leaders toward greater transparency with students, faculty and county residents, as well as disciplined fiscal management. She also promised to make the improvement of student achievements her top priority.

“More than ever, the college needs leaders who are passionate and knowledgeable about teaching and learning,” said Martenson, who has taught and counseled within the Napa Valley Unified School District since 1994.

Martenson won her NVC trustee seat with 58 percent of the vote, unseating the Area 2 incumbent Bruce Ketron. She was one of two newcomers elected to the college board in the 2014 race, joining Kyle Iverson in Area 4.

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City of Napa/Town of Yountville Reporter

Howard Yune covers the city of Napa and the town of Yountville. He has been a reporter and photographer for the Register since 2011, and previously wrote for the Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Anaheim Bulletin and Coos Bay (Oregon) World.