By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
The inaugural school board meeting saw the election of the chairperson and vice-chairperson.
Trustee Korleen Carreras was nominated by trustee Mike Murray for chairperson and elected for the one-year position.
No other nominations were submitted for the position.
“I just want to say thank you so much for the support of the board in allowing me to take on this position and I’m honoured and extremely excited to take on the position of chair,” Carreras said before thanking trustee Murray for being an amazing mentor over the last seven years as chair and for her over the last four years as a new trustee.
“You’ve left some very, very big shoes for me to try and fill,” said Carreras.
Elaine Yamamoto was nominated by trustee Kim Dumore for vice-chair and was elected after no further nominations were made.
Yamamoto thanked Dumore for putting her name forward, adding that there are a very good group of people with diverse backgrounds on the board and that she is hoping to work with their strengths and bring those strengths forth.
After the meeting Carreras said she was excited to take on her new role.