2022 Winnipeg Election Results
Candidate in the Louis Riel - 3 Trustee Candidates race.
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Brent Amos - Louis Riel - 3
What got you into politics?
I have been approached over the years to run for School Trustee but since I was working full time, I didn’t believe I would be as effective as I would want to be in the position. I retired earlier this year from a 30+ year professional career so I now have more time to further devote to my passion which is the children in the community ! They are our future !
I have the support of many LRSD teachers, administration and families in the community who I have interacted with over the last 20 years in my many volunteer capacities. My relationships with LRSD staff and families in the community are what drive me to ensure OUR community is the best that it can be !
For over 20 years, I have been working for the families in LRSD already. By becoming a School Trustee, I know I can make many positive contributions for our children.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
For the last 20 years, I have already been advocating for and interacting with the families and children in the division along with many LRSD teachers, staff and administration. I have been a member and later President of the Parents’ Association at my children’s school, Board member and current sport convenor at the Dakota Community Centre, Board member and Committee Chair of the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association, member and President of Citizens on Patrol and a current coach and referee within the LRSD.
In my professional career in Information Technology, I would be presented with a problem or an issue that needed improving. I then had to investigate to determine causes of those problems or issues and then come up with solutions. I would research and work with others to ensure any problems were resolved and solutions would be presented.
I see the position of School Trustee as being similar. I want to find out what is not working well in the system and what can be done to improve it. Along with my Honours degree from the University of Manitoba, I have diplomas in Customer Service and Leadership. I have certificates in Problem Resolution, Effective Writing and Conflict Resolution.
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
First and foremost, I want to be a strong supporter of the current Vision, Mission and Values of LRSD.
In addition, I want to explore options of opening up schools in off-hours for student support. I have seen first-hand the need for many students to have a safe and welcoming place to go before and after school, on weekends and in the summer. Whether this is a drop-in program or a structured program, I want to ensure that every student always has a safe environment that is always accessible to them.
I’m also a supporter of building relationships among schools within the division. Having older, high school students participate in the learning and guidance of younger students promotes the sense of community. I organized and ran sports clinics utilizing older student-athletes to train younger students. This interaction was clearly beneficial to all involved.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
Teachers, staff, administration, students and families within LRSD are amazing individuals and my desire is to continue to work for everybody.
My volunteerism over the last 20 years proves that my passion already exists. My strong bonds with so many LRSD staff and community members will allow me to work with all parties in a constructive and collaborative environment.
I want to continue to be open and available to everybody in the community. I will be accessible and your ideas and suggestions will be met with enthusiasm and consideration. I want to act for you … I want to be YOUR VOICE at the table !
News that mentions Brent Amos
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October 27, 2022
CTV - ... Chris Sigurdson* (ELECTED) Robert Page* Ward 3 Sandy Nemeth* (ELECTED) Ryan Palmquist (ELECTED) Darlene Gerrior (ELECTED) Selina Bieber Brent Amos Ward 4 Pamela Kolochuk* (ACCLAIMED) Chipalo Simunyola (ACCLAIMED) Pembina Trails School Division Ward 1 Stu Nixon (ELECTED) Linda Karn...
September 28, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...get an opportunity to make memories while developing their skills at the grassroots level in the WMBA — it’s coaches and officials, as well. Brent Amos, a longtime volunteer coach and Dakota Community Centre basketball convenor, has been involved with the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association for...
September 22, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Turner, Michael Yeo. Ward 2 – two trustees to be elected: Irene Nordheim, Robert Page, Chris Sigurdson. Ward 3 – three trustees to be elected: Brent Amos, Selina Bieber, Darlene Gerrior, Sandy Nemeth, Ryan Palmquist. Ward 4 – two trustees to be elected: Pamela Kolochuk (acclaimed), Chipalo...
September 21, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Winnipeg. “I was really happy that we’ve had a very strong board over the years. They are carrying on and making changes, all to the good.” Brent Amos, longtime basketball convenor for Dakota Community Centre, got involved with the WMBA when his kids got involved. Since then, he’s coached each of...