Experience counted at the inaugural School District #83 board meeting where two of the longest-standing board members were elected chair and vice-chair.
Salmon Arm trustee Bobbi Johnson was re-elected as chair at the meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the District Education Centre.
Michel Saab, who also represents Salmon Arm on the board, was elected as vice-chair.
Long term vice-chair Chris Coers was again nominated for the position but she turned it down, saying she appreciated having her name put forward but had “too much on my plate right now.”
Coers was thanked by the board for her exemplary service as vice-chair over the last years.
Other school board members include Barry Chafe, representing Sicamous/Malakwa, Debbie Evans for Falkland/Deep Creek, Bob Fowler for Armstrong, Larissa Lutjen for North Shuswap, Kelly Rowe for Armstrong and Jenn Wilchuk for Carlin/Sorrento. Rowe and Lutjen are the only rookies on the board, with all the others having served previous terms.