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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together
2020 Organizational Meeting

​NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200


December 2, 2020

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

​GECDSB Trustees Select Leadership

- Trustee Alicia Higgison assumes Chair -

Trustee Alicia Higgison (Lakeshore/Tecumseh) has been elected, by her colleagues, to be Chairperson of the Greater Essex County District School Board's Board of Trustees for the next 12 months.

The vote was conducted at the Board's annual Organizational Meeting, during which leadership and committee structures are established for the year ahead.

It is Ms. Higgison's first opportunity to lead the Board. She has previously served one year as Chairperson of Education Committee. She is in her first term with the Board.

"This upcoming year will certainly be challenging," Higgison stated. "I'm humbled and grateful for the support of my colleagues, and together, we will keep our eyes on what matters, the well-being and achievement of our students and staff."

Trustee Cathy Cooke (Windsor wards 5,6,7 & 8) was acclaimed as Vice-Chairperson. She is in her first term as a GECDSB Trustee.

The chairperson of the Education Committee will be Aimee Omstead (Leamington/Pelee Island).

The chairperson of the Operations and Finance Committee will be Sarah Cipkar (Windsor Wards 3,4&10).

The new Board of Trustees will hold its first regular public meeting on Tuesday, December 8th.

​For more information contact Public relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224.