New Clearview School Division trustee Staci Gerlitz was all smiles after posting a victory in Monday’s school board election.

Three new faces on school board

Three new trustees in the Stettler region were elected to Clearview School Division board in elections Monday.

Three new trustees in the Stettler region were elected to Clearview School Division board in elections Monday.

Staci Gerlitz and Dave Goodwin captured the two seats in the Stettler ward, while incumbent Peter Simons was defeated.

“I’m mostly excited and honoured to be on board,” said Gerlitz, 26, who topped the polls with 748 votes.

Goodwin garnered 585 votes, while Simons collected 422.

“I’m pretty well known in the community and support was amazing,” said Gerlitz, a graduate of Stettler Outreach School.

“I’m going to do my best to do everybody proud.”

Finishing second was “a good win” for the former school teacher.

“The community forum gave me an opportunity to express my views and that apparently agreed with the people,” Goodwin said.

For the Erskine –Donalda ward, incumbent Cheri Neitz held on to her seat as she outcounted Patricia Standage 289-131.

After a three-year absence, John Schofer was elected in Byemoor-Botha-Gadsby when he unseated incumbent Rhonda Maginn 207-130.

Three wards were determined last month by acclamation: Yvette Cassidy (Ward 2: Big Valley and area), Karen Holloway (Ward 5: Castor and area, as well as Halkirk east) and Ken Checkel (Ward 6: Coronation and area, as well as Brownfield). All three are incumbent trustees.

“Welcome to the new and returning trustees,” said Checkel, who chairs the board.

“I’m looking forward to a great year with the board.

“I would also like to thank the outgoing trustees for their years of service and dedication to the board.”

That also included Patty Dittrick, who served the Stettler ward for 12 years and decided to end her service this year.

Clearview stages its organizational meeting next Wednesday at 3 p.m.

 

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