December 8th, 2015
At the Inaugural Meeting of the Waterloo Region District School Board held December 7, trustees re-elected Kathleen Woodcock as Chairperson of the Board, and re-elected John Hendry as Vice Chairperson.
Trustee Woodcock was first elected in 2000 to represent the area of Waterloo/Wilmot.
“I’m eager to continue leading the board and the system in a positive direction, and building a positive governance culture that will be reflected throughout the organization,” said Chair Woodcock. “I look forward to working with Vice-Chairperson Hendry to achieve these and other goals.”
Trustee Hendry, representing Waterloo/Wilmot, is the board’s longest serving trustee, at 29 years.
A chairperson and vice-chairperson are elected annually at the December Inaugural meeting. Their tem begins immediately. By Board by-law, they may serve for a maximum of two consecutive years.
Students from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute & Vocational School started the meeting off with a vocal performance in the ARTrium.
Rev. Dr. Brice Balmer, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Care at Wilfrid Laurier University, provided the Invocation before the election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.