Janet Fraser named as Chairperson of Vancouver Board of Education

Media Release

Janet Fraser was chosen by the nine-person Vancouver Board of Education as Chairperson at tonight’s inaugural meeting of the newly elected Board. 

Trustee Fraser was elected Chairperson on the first ballot. She was first elected as a trustee in 2014, and re-elected earlier this month in a by-election that brought the nine-person board back to Vancouver.

At the public meeting this evening, the elected trustees were also sworn in as members of the Board.

The Chair will choose a vice chair in the coming days, following consultation with all trustees. Trustees will be assigned to standing committees, as liaisons to specific schools and as Board representatives to other committees and other organizations also in the coming days. 

Dianne Turner, who had served for the past year as official trustee, now begins her role as special advisor to the board.