Elect Kristie Go­muwka as Pub­lic Trustee

The McLeod River Post - - Viewpoint -

Kristie Go­muwka is seek­ing nom­i­na­tion for Pub­lic Trustee in Ward 1 of Grande Yel­low­head School Di­vi­sion.

“As a par­ent with a child in the GYPSD sys­tem, I will bring a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive to di­vi­sion.” said Go­muwka on what she will of­fer the Grande Yel­low­head School Di­vi­sion.

This is Kristie Go­muwka’s first run at an elected po­si­tion. As a long time res­i­dent of Ed­son and a Di­rec­tor of the largest non profit or­ga­ni­za­tion in Ed­son, Go­muwka pro­vides a deep un­der­stand­ing of the com­mu­nity. She has worked on many ini­tia­tives through GYPSD in­clud­ing Vi­o­lence Threat Risk As­sess­ment Com­mu­nity Pro­to­col, Indige­nous Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Com­mit­tee, and Pro­gram unit Fund­ing. Kristie is com­mit­ted to strong com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and en­cour­ag­ing mean­ing­ful en­gage­ment with stake­hold­ers and com­mu­nity.

Go­muwka’s plat­form in­cludes:

• En­sur­ing that fund­ing class­rooms and stu­dents re­mains a pri­or­ity; and all schools are equipped with the re­sources needed to suc­ceed.

• Im­prove com­mu­nity and par­ent en­gage­ment at the de­ci­sion mak­ing level that in­cludes find­ing new and in­no­va­tive ways to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity to pub­lic meet­ings such as video record­ing and live stream­ing all pub­lic meet­ings.

• Cre­ate stronger trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity to de­ci­sion made by trustees.

“I be­lieve we need to im­prove the rel­e­vance of the role of trustees in the ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem. We need to find a path for­ward where the com­mu­nity can be an ac­tive de­ci­sion maker in the fu­ture di­rec­tion of GYPSD.”

Kristie is mar­ried with a 13 year old daugh­ter. She is the Di­rec­tor of Pro­grams and Ser­vices at the Ed­son Friend­ship Cen­tre and sits on var­i­ous com­mu­nity and re­gional com­mit­tees.

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