The first candidate has filed for the East Central College Board of Trustees for the April election.

Audrey Freitag, 2114 Highway E, New Haven, filed Tuesday morning, Dec. 12.

There are two open seats on the board in Subdistrict 1 and 2.

Subdistricts 1 includes the school districts of Crawford County R-1 (Bourbon), Sullivan C-2, Strain-Japan R-16, Spring Bluff R-15, Franklin County R-2, New Haven, portions of Lyon and Boone townships as well as the Beaufort-Union precinct in the Union R-11 School District.

Subdistrict 2 includes the school districts of Lonedell R-14, St. Clair R-13, and Union R-11 excluding the Lyon and Boone townships portion of Union R-11 and that portion located in the Beaufort-Union precinct.

Declarations of candidacy may be filed with Bonnie Gardner, executive assistant to the president, during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the president’s office located in Buescher Hall at East Central College in Union.

The college will be closed from 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

The college also will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Filing closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.