Veteran School District 22 trustee won’t seek re-election

Mitzi Fortin served four terms as a School District 22 trustee

A longtime School District 22 trustee has decided that four terms are where her career will end.

Mitzi Fortin, the board of education vice chair and Charles Bloom, J.W. Inglis and Cherryville parent advisory committee liaison, said Monday, Sept. 10 that she will not be seeking a fifth term as trustee.

“I began the journey as an advocate for education and children 16 years ago and have decided to focus on my family and parents’ needs,” Fortin said. “I know that projects and commitments are left in limbo each time a term ends and begins, but one would end up committing your lifetime if you wished to see them all through to completion.”

While Fortin said she isn’t seeking re-election, she reflects positively upon her longtime career with the District.

“I have met the most amazing people during my terms and know that School District 22 is among one of the most progressive and sought after in all of B.C.,” Fortin said.

“I thank my fellow trustees past and present for their thoughtful dialogue and insights. I trust we have enough parents interested in their children’s education to fill my vacated position.”

Related: Makohoniuk announces candidacy for Vernon School District trustee

Fortin’s fellow trustees Mollie Bono, Lisa DeBoer, Robert Lee, Doris Squair and Kelly Smith have not yet said whether or not they will be running in the municipal election.


@VernonNews
parker.crook@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

CSRD wants immediate Provincial action to fund Newsome Creek study

Erosion along the creek is causing hazardous situation for residents

Revelstoke couple convert 9/11 ambulance into a traveling home

They plan to drive it to Mexico and beyond

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organisation provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

CSRD wants immediate Provincial action to fund Newsome Creek study

Erosion along the creek is causing hazardous situation for residents

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

South region forestry workers nearly in legal strike position

Talks broke down between USW and IFLRA, resulting in booking out of provincial mediator

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

B.C. VIEWS: Setting speed limits in a post-fact political environment

Media prefer ‘speed kills’ narrative, even when it fails to appear

Most Read