Before voters head to the polls for the 2018 general election on Saturday, October 20, the Peak asked the eight candidates campaigning for a seat on Powell River Board of School Trustees: Why should City of Powell River and qathet Regional District residents vote for you?
Here is the reply from Dale Lawson:
I grew up in Powell River and went to public school here, as did both of my children.
As a parent I served as a dedicated volunteer for 17 years, working with students, parents and teachers on a variety of tasks and activities in classrooms, on the playground and coordinating special events.
In my work as executive director for Powell River and District United Way, I advocate for children, families and the betterment of our community every single day.
I believe in the power of collaboration, accountability and the devotion it takes to be part of the team responsible for the success of all students.
I believe the opportunity to serve as trustee is the next step in a natural progression for me to continue to advocate for students and teachers in our community.