New OCDSB Trustees Sworn-in, Chair and Vice-Chair Elected

New OCDSB Trustees Sworn-in, Chair and Vice-Chair Elected
Posted on 11/15/2022
New OCDSB Trustees Sworn-in, Chair and Vice-Chair Elected

In a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, trustees were officially sworn in as members of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board for a four-year term.


As part of this meeting, the OCDSB also elected a chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees along with trustee representatives for various committees and organizations for the 2022-2023 year.


Trustee Lyra Evans was elected as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Trustee Lyra is the trustee for Zone 6, Rideau-Vanier/Rideau-Rockcliffe.


In remarks following, Trustee Lyra said, “The year ahead promises to be an exciting time for our Board and our community as we work together to shape the future of our District. In the coming months, we will work to recruit a new Director of Education and to develop the OCDSB Strategic Plan for 2023-2027. These efforts will be guided and inspired by our commitment to student learning and well-being, equity, and human rights."


Trustee Justine Bell was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees. Trustee Bell is the trustee for Zone 10, Somerset.


“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with this new Board and appreciate the trust my colleagues have placed in me. I am committed to creating a positive and productive environment where we come together to move forward our agenda - with students always at the centre of our decisions, creating a culture of caring, innovation and social responsibility.” said Trustee Bell.


Trustees were also elected to standing, statutory, ad hoc, special purpose, and other committees that have been established, along with trustee representation to other organizations and agencies. Review the full list.

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