BWDSB Trustee recognized Provincially for 25 Years of Service

One of Bluewater District School Board’s longstanding trustees is the proud recipient of a distinguished provincial award for her length of service to public education. 

    (L-R): Chair Jane Thomson, Trustee Marilyn McComb, Vice-Chair Jan Johnstone

Trustee Marilyn McComb, who represents the townships of Georgian Bluffs and Chatsworth, was among those honoured with the 2022 President’s Award from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).

The OPSBA President’s Award is given to trustees who have completed 25 years or more of service as nominated by their peers.  According to OPSBA, it is the qualities of vision, commitment, dedication, and selflessness that drive the inspiration to take up the role of trustee.

Trustee McComb has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bluewater District School Board since 1997.  A retired teacher, parent, and grandparent, she has been involved in public education for most of her life.  Among her many trustee duties, she has been a dedicated advocate on the board’s Special Education Advisory Committee as well as the committee for Supervised Alternative Learning.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am so pleased to recognize and thank Trustee McComb for her years of dedication to the students and families of Bluewater District School Board,” says Chair Jane Thomson.  “Her respected presence at the board table and the trust that she has cultivated over two and a half decades with constituents in her school communities, fellow trustees, staff, and students are to be commended and celebrated.”    

To honour her 25-year milestone, Trustee McComb was formally recognized by Chair Thomson and Vice-Chair Jan Johnstone at the October 18, 2022 Regular Meeting of the Board.