Der­rick run­ning for school board

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

A local busi­ness­man whose name has ap­peared on bal­lots in the past is run­ning for school board.

In a state­ment is­sued this week Trent Der­rick said he stands for ac­cess to all services and sup­ports for all stu­dents, sup­ports food pro­grams for all stu­dents and fully sup­ports the rec­om­men­da­tions of the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Com­mis­sion.

The owner of Rocky Moun­tain Cho­co­late Fac­tory and Spa of the North, Der­rick was a can­di­date in the last fed­eral elec­tion un­der the NDP ban­ner and ran for city coun­cil in 2014 and for mayor in 2008.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, Der­rick brings over 25 years of lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence in the pri­vate, pub­lic and non-profit sec­tors and has served the com­mu­nity in many roles such as coach­ing baseball, sit­ting on numer­ous boards and vol­un­teer­ing through­out the com­mu­nity.

Der­rick is from Prince George and has “ex­pe­ri­enced the many chal­lenges of stu­dents within ru­ral and ur­ban set­tings” and is “fully com­mit­ted to strength­en­ing and build­ing a safe and in­clu­sive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for all stu­dents re­gard­less of race, so­cial eco­nomic sta­tus, sex­u­al­ity and lo­ca­tion.”

Gen­eral vot­ing day for school board, city coun­cil and re­gional district is on Oct. 20.


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