School board by-election pending in Pemberton

Sea to Sky School District seeks new trustee to replace Michelle Butler

As Sea to Sky School District trustee Michelle Butler prepares to move back to New Zealand, the search for her replacement on the school board begins.

At the Nov. 13 School District 48 meeting, the board thanked Butler for her time with a cake.

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Board chair Rick Price said, "We're really going to miss her. Pemberton, like every community, always needs a really good, strong voice and a representative so that we understand the views of the community, but also that the community understands the priorities of the board.

"Michelle's done an unbelievable job of that, and it's going to be really difficult to fill her role here. We're very happy for her that she's going to take a move that she's looking forward to."

Nominations will be open Dec. 3 to 13, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. A candidate does not need to live in Pemberton to be eligible, but must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years old or older as of Jan. 18, 2020, which is voting day. The candidates must also be a resident of B.C. for at least six months before their nomination papers are filed.

A public information session for the by-election nomination period will be held at Pemberton Secondary School on Nov. 27 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Find more information on the school board's website at www.sd48seatosky.org.

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