2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Colleen Mayer

Candidate in the 2014 Louis Riel - 2 School Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?

As a current School Trustee for the Louis Riel School Division, my decision to run for Re-election is based on my desire to continue working on behalf of the residents of St. Vital. This is the community I call home. My husband and I raise our children here and I choose to continue to work in Old St. Vital. Being a School Trustee has allowed me the opportunity to make a real difference at a grassroots level and continue to connect with those in my community most affected by divisional issues.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?

Working with the Louis Riel School Board for the past three years, I have chaired and worked on numerous committees where I have gained the knowledge and experience necessary to continue my contribution to the Division. I believe this has strengthened my understanding of the work that takes place in the school division and the community as a whole.

I have also gained invaluable experience over the past 14 years working alongside and supporting many St. Vital organizations and businesses. Some of these include:

• Executive Director of the Old St. Vital Business Improvement Zone - supporting local business through revitalization and beautification • Committee Member for the City of Winnipeg’s Combined Sewer Overflow Master Plan • Committee Member on the Manitoba School Board Association’s - Child Care Regulatory Review & MUST Fund • Community partner with the Marlene Street Resource Centre • Member of the St. Vital Community Action Network • Former Administrative Coordinator for the St. Vital Parent Child Coalition • Past Board Member of the Windsor Community Centre and Windsor Cares for Kids Daycare

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as School Trustee, and why are these issues important to you?

I strongly believe in:

• Early Childhood Development for pre-school children • Strong educational building blocks, such as literacy and numeracy skills • Safe and inclusive schools for all students • Citizenship and community involvement • Fiscally responsible budgets that balance community needs and school requirements • Continued professional development for all staff • Offering space for more before and after school programs

In my experience these issues are fundamental to the continued growth and strength of our education system. I believe these represent the foundation to which we continue to build our schools and communities on, and I am committed to continuing that success.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the school ward or school division you wish to represent?

The strong sense of community. As one of the current School Trustees for Ward 2, I am proud to be part of a community where residents are continually engaged in community issues and very supportive of each other. I have a strong connection to Old St. Vital as it is where I have chosen to raise my children, work and call home.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I wish to thank everyone who has been supportive of me, as their current School Trustee, for the past three years. It is an honour to represent families and community members at the local level and I look forward to again having that opportunity to continue working with staff, students, their families and the community at large over the next few years. Together we are making a difference.


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News that Mentions Colleen Mayer

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Back to the school board polling booths

Friday, 23 October 2015

I've previously written about Louis Riel trustee Colleen Mayer, who decided within four months of being re-elected as a school trustee that she would seek the Conservative nomination in St. Vital for the provincial election to be held April 19, 2016. A ...

Manitoba NDP raising more cash than ever, party says

Friday, 23 October 2015

... Seine River - Janice Morley-Lecomte; Selkirk - David Horbas; Spruce Woods - Cliff Cullen (incumbent); Steinbach - Kelvin Goertzen (incumbent); St. Boniface - Mamadou Ka; St. James - Scott Johnston; St. Vital - Colleen Mayer; Swan River - Rick ...

Johnston to run as Tory for St. James in next provincial election

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Johnston is the second school trustee elected in Winnipeg last October to run provincially for the Tories. Louis Riel trustee Colleen Mayer is the Conservative candidate in St. Vital riding. City officials have estimated that a school board byelection ...

Win by candidate could cost taxpayers

Sunday, 16 August 2015

School trustee Colleen Mayer's ambition could cost Louis Riel School Division taxpayers more than $100,000 if she wins a provincial seat this April. The Ward 2 trustee was re-elected to another four-year term last October. A few months later, she won ...

Get reelected as trustee, then run for MLA

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

School trustee Colleen Mayer's ambition could cost Louis Riel School Division taxpayers more than $100,000 if Mayer wins a provincial seat next April. The Ward 2 trustee was re-elected to another four-year term this past October, but a few months later ...

LRSD school trustee election results

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Colleen Mayer — 6,117 votes (45.98 per cent); • Chris Sigurdson — 4,369 votes (32.84 per cent). Louis Riel School Division Ward 3 (three elected) • Sandy Nemeth — 7,394 votes (21.47 per cent); • Josie Landry — 6,312 votes (18.32 per cent);

They ran, they lost; will they be back?

Sunday, 26 October 2014

So back I went to three recent byelections, the ones that saw Colleen Mayer, Mark Wasyliw and Rita Hildahl win seats. Hildahl had been a school trustee before but had retired. There's a whole separate category of people who left of their own accord and ...

They ran, they lost, will they be back?

Friday, 24 October 2014

So back I went to three recent by-elections, the ones that saw Colleen Mayer, Mark Wasyliw, and Rita Hildahl win seats. Hildahl had been a trustee before, but had retired. That's a whole separate category of people who left of their own accord and ...

Get out and vote on election day

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

St. Vital Glenn Churchill Steven Hennessey Brian Mayes. □ Louis Riel School Division Ward 1 (2 to be elected) Louise Johnston Tanjit Nagra Cindy Turner. □ Louis Riel School Division Ward 2 (2 to be elected) Colleen Mayer Chris Sigurdson Chris Wilson.

Mayes announces $1.6M to stabilize Guay Park riverbank

Saturday, 07 June 2014

"We continue to hold onto that vision that one day we'll have this walkway with potentially street festivals or things that they have in other districts of the city," said Colleen Mayer, Executive Director of the Old St. Vital BIZ, which has worked ...

Brian Mayes wins city council byelection in St. Vital

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Colleen Mayer won the race for school trustee for the Louis Riel School Division. Voter turnout is usually fairly poor for municipal byelections. Only 22 per cent of eligible River Heights-Fort Garry voters bothered to mark a ballot during the St ...

Packed field for city race

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Mike Ducharme resigned to run in the St. Vital council byelection. Who's running to replace him? Nancy Cooke, Mike Daoust, Jeremiah Kopp, Sherry Liley, Brynne Mackenzie, Colleen Mayer, Edna Sears and Jasmine Van Gerwen. Winnipeg School Division ...


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