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Milligan hopes to engage community
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.