Milligan hopes to engage community

Ross Milligan ... board must be accountable  - Auren Ruvinsky photo
Ross Milligan ... board must be accountable
— image credit: Auren Ruvinsky photo

rustee for the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area of District 69.

He is part of informal group of candidates from the Oceanside Communities for Quality Education (OCQE) running as a “team” of like minded parents.

He said the group can help develop the best solutions in the difficult decisions the district is facing if they approach them with creativity, fairness and what he called real engagement with the community.

He is the retired father of a Grade 9 student, which he points out gives him the time and motivation to fully commit to the job of trustee.

Having worked in risk management and holding an MBA, he would like to review school board expenses with an eye to “dramatic reductions” and keep all grades available in both Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

“The community should develop a strategic plan that the trustees would refer to in making decisions,” he said.

For him the job of trustee is all about making the board accountable to the community and bringing the community stakeholders into major decisions.

He is running in a busy area against incumbent Bruce Cownden, Willow Bloomquist, Lynette Kershaw and Jill Pinkerton for one of two positions.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Quiet B.C. historian was wartime MI-5 spy
Relief can be talked through
Exchange enhances friendships
Bear Buzz, October 29
COFFEE WITH: Chamber of commerce point man retires
Nanaimo man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
ELECTION 2104: Men vying for Mill Bay director identify sewer and salary issues among top priorities
Telus works to repair woodpecker damage
Two gang associates face drug, firearms charges

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.