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Margaret Reid jumps into Chilliwack school board race

Reid says her focus as trustee would be on food security, mental health and student supports
Margaret Reid has entered the 2022 Chilliwack school board race. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Margaret Reid has entered the Chilliwack school board race.

Reid said she initially considered a run four years ago when she saw how divisive the school board was.

“But after some deep thought I realized that even though I passionately wanted to create change, I would only be doing it at that point to run against something,” she said in an Aug. 18 news release. “I wanted to know what I stood for, what I brought to the team, and if I would be effective in that role.”

Reid is satisfied she has the answers to those questions.

“Since the last election, I co-founded and sit on the board for Chilliwack Citizens for Change and Chilliwack Pride,” she said. “I sit on Chilliwack Healthier Community’s Poverty Reduction Team and the City Wide Gardening Project and through those tables I created Extra FARE, a food hamper for people with allergies. I also co-created and became president of the society for the Downtown Chilliwack Community Market, a food-security focused farmer’s market right in the downtown Chilliwack neighbourhood I grew up in.”

“I also joined the Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) at my children’s school and became our DPAC rep, learning as much as possible about the issues at different levels.”

Reid is a member of the LGBTQ2+ community, and parent to three children in Chilliwack’s public school system. She said her focus as trustee would be on food security, mental health, and student supports.

“I want to be in the room to advocate for these things, which I believe are essential for all staff and families.”

Eric Welsh

About the Author: Eric Welsh

I joined the Chilliwack Progress in 2007, originally hired as a sports reporter.
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