Chris was elected Trustee for OCDSB Zone 6 Rideau-Rockcliffe and Alta Vista in 2014. He is seeking re-election for a second term.
The father of two sons who have graduated from the Ottawa public school system, Chris first got involved in education matters as a parent and strong supporter of public education. Since his initial experience fighting the threatened closure of one son’s school in 1998, he has spent much time understanding and navigating the workings of the public School Board and advocating for meaningful consultation and public involvement. Chris believes that better quality education for students requires action at school, community and Board levels and has put his energies into all three levels through school councils, the Ottawa Carleton Assembly of School Councils, School Board Committees and as a parent and community volunteer.
As trustee, Chris has consulted widely and taken leadership on issues of importance for the students and parents of Alta Vista & Rideau-Rockcliffe. He has worked hard to increase student success and enhance the vital contributing factors of strong schools, parent engagement and community connections.