Trustee Candidates for Zone 9

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) will interview nine candidates to replace Trustee Sister Shelley Lawrence (RSCJ) for Zone 9 – Ward 16 River and Ward 17 Capital. Trustee Lawrence passed away on May 29 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Candidates for Zone 9 Trustee

Here is a list of the nine candidates

  1. Cameron Bonesso 
  2. Ernest Cordero
  3. Guillermo Fernandez
  4. Joe Hum
  5. Philip Lewis
  6. Luka Luketic-Buyers
  7. Patricia MacKinnon
  8. Andrew Sutton
  9. D’Arcine Thompson

Interview and Selection Process

Trustee candidate interviews will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Following the interviews, a Special Board Meeting will be held, during which voting, recommendation, and swearing-in will take place.

For more information, please contact Hilary Close, the Manager of Corporate Affairs, at hilary.close@ocsb.ca or 613-224-4455 Ext. 2271.

What is the Role of a Catholic School Trustee?

Catholic School Trustees are normally elected every four years during the municipal election and are responsible for governance. This means they oversee the school board, including fiscal responsibility and policy development and implementation. They serve as a link between school communities and Board staff, bringing issues to the attention of School Superintendents. Catholic School Trustees serve as ambassadors for the Board and advocate for Catholic education.

For an overview of a Catholic School Trustee’s time commitment and appearances (meetings, committees, events and professional development), see our Trustee Candidate Information Sheet.

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