I am currently a School Board Trustee with Dufferin-Peel CDSB, representing Wards 6 & 11 in Mississauga. I am now seeking re-election as your School Board Trustee and am committed to defending and promoting Catholic education.
Over the years as Trustee I have had many opportunities to work with different levels of Government on locals issues. I have attended meetings of Council and in my role as Trustee and Past Chairman of the Board I am familiar with the governance model in place. As a long term resident of Mississauga
(34 years) and community volunteer I believe that I have the knowledge and commitment to continue serving my community.
In addition to being an elected Trustee, I am currently a Trustee on the Mississauga Library Board and past Member of the Mississauga Crime Prevention Association. I also volunteered in the past with Victim Services of Peel, Arts Council. I have been recognized by both the City of Mississauga and Governor General for my Community Services.
As Chairman of Dufferin-Peel CDSB(2005-06) I was instrumental in organizing a community effort to address the underfunding issue in our Board (when the Province was forcing us to make drastic cuts in areas such as special education). While the Board was put under supervision the Community and the Board did all that was possible to address community interests. I have led other community organizations such as the Canadian Ethnocultural Council, Portuguese Canadian National Congress and First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre.
I have the experience and determination to continue to represent families within the School Board and will work hard to address all issues that may come to my attention. I have worked towards resolving issues as a Trustee and believe that this will not change into the future. I am confident that with your support I can be re-elected.