Derrick running for seat on board of education

Trent Derrick is seeking a spot on the School District 57 board of education.
Trent Derrick is seeking a spot on the School District 57 board of education.

There will be a familiar name on the School District board of education ballot this year.

Trent Derrick is seeking a spot on the board this October 20.

Derrick, who has run for mayor, city council, and carried the NDP banner in the Cariboo-Prince George riding in 2015 federal election is now looking for a seat on the board of education.

Derrick is campaigning on improving access to all services and supports for all students; supporting food programs for all students; and he fully supports the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliations Commission.

“I am fully committed to strengthening and building a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students regardless of race, social economic status, sexuality and location,” he said in a statement issued last week.

Derrick is a local businessman. He is owner of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Spa of the North. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has been dedicated to serving the community in many roles such as coaching baseball, sitting on numerous boards and volunteering throughout the community. 

He is from Prince George and says he has experienced the many challenges of students within a rural and urban settings.

There are 11 candidates vying for one of the five spots on the board.