New Chair and Vice-Chair Named
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Veteran Trustee Lindsay Liske (photo right) was acclaimed as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board at its monthly meeting on Wednesday night.
Liske, an Espanola native, had served as Board Vice-Chair for the past two years. That role is now held by Leslie Cassidy-Amadio who is in the midst of her first term as a Catholic School Board Trustee.
“I’m very pleased and honoured to represent the Trustees and the stakeholders of this Catholic school board. Hopefully I can provide the direction and leadership the Trustees have entrusted me with,” said Liske.
Liske has served on numerous committees within the Board over the years since he was first elected to represent the North Shore in 2000. Prior to becoming a HSCDSB Trustee Liske served from 1995 to 1997 with the North Shore Catholic School Board.
He becomes the first Chair from outside Sault Ste. Marie since Wawa’s Gerald Beerkens held the position in 2004-05.
“I look forward to working with Lindsay as he takes on this new role. We have collaborated many times over the years. He has a wide range of knowledge when it comes to business operations and he has a particular passion for Special Education which he focused on for many years as a Trustee,” said HSCDSB Director of Education John Stadnyk.
Cassidy-Amadio is excited that she will have the opportunity to get even more involved with the Board in her new position.
“I’m very honoured that my fellow Trustees trusted me with this position. I’m excited doing more work as a Trustee, more involvement with the Board and working with the administration team and alongside Lindsay,” said Cassidy-Amadio.
“Leslie brings a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the Board. I look forward to working with her over the next year,” said Stadnyk.
Liske will give his inaugural address as Chair at the Board’s January 16, 2013 meeting.