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David Johnson - Pembina Trails - 2
Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?
I am running for re-election because Pembina Trails is a great school division, and I want to continue to work to make it even better. In particular, I want to ensure that Pembina Trails continues to provide quality programming in a safe and caring environment through responsible fiscal management.
The provincial government has announced that in early 2019 it will launch a review of K-12 education in Manitoba. If re-elected, I can help defend the interests of Pembina Trails and our community during this process. During this review, we will need experienced voices at the table.
What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
If re-elected, my experience as a member of the Board will be my greatest asset. I have served as both Chair and Vice Chair of the Board. I have also been a member of all of the Board’s standing committees as well as numerous ad hoc committees. I am currently Chair of the Finance and Planning Committee.
Outside of my role as a trustee, I have held senior positions in both the private and public sectors. I have experience managing a wide array of governmental files, working with both elected and non-elected government officials. My experience also includes working with community organizations and liaising with business and labour groups and dealing with the general public.
Academically, my background is in Geography. I have a BA in Geography from the University of Manitoba. I have worked extensively in the area of geo-demographic mapping and database marketing – skills that are helpful when making decisions on long-term planning.
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?
The Board of Trustees has focused on student achievement over the past few years and it is an important focus that I will continue to champion. The Board set three expectations for student learning that have been embraced by the Pembina Trails community. More recently, we have set Standards for Success in Literacy with an emphasis on making sure that all our students become critical thinkers and problem solvers. I want to continue to focus on student achievement. We have had great success in Pembina Trails and our students perform above provincial averages, but we can and should always strive for continuous improvement.
Other issues that are important to me include:
• Ensuring that teachers have the resources that they need to provide our children with the highest quality education;
• Continuing to support and promote the value of public education;
• Providing responsible fiscal management to ensure that our tax dollars are being spent effectively;
• Lobbying the provincial government to ensure that local school boards are being adequately funded; and
• Ensuring that our schools are welcoming and that our children learn and play in a healthy and secure environment.
What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?
Pembina Trails is a school community consisting of caring and committed staff, great students, who are engaged in their learning, and wonderful, supportive parents. In this election, as in past elections, I have had the opportunity to meet with community members from across Ward 2. It is always an interesting learning experience for me. While there have been some issues and concerns that have been brought to my attention, which need to be addressed, overwhelmingly, most of the feedback is very positive. I really appreciate the support in our community for our school division.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
It has been an honour to serve on the Pembina Trails School Board. On October 24th, I hope that you will again choose me as your trustee.
For further information on my candidacy, please go to my webpage: www.DavidJohnson2018.ca
News that mentions David Johnson
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October 15, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...on the current infrastructure. Harder says he is an advocate of lifelong learning and will bring a new voice and new ideas to the division. • David Johnson - David Johnson is running for re-election to the Pembina Trails School Board. He was first elected in 2002 and re-elected to serve three subsequent...