November 5, 2018 – Last evening at the Inaugural Meeting of the Near North District School Board (NNDSB), Trustee Jay Aspin was acclaimed as Chair and Trustee John Cochrane was elected as Vice-Chair. Both Trustees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new roles.
Mr. Aspin served as a Trustee for the NNDSB on two separate occasions for seven terms and Councilor on North Bay City Council for eight terms. Recently he served as the federal Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming region. His extensive experience has prompted leadership roles as the President of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), President of the Northern Ontario School Trustees Association (NOSTA), Chair of the Near North District School Board and Chair of the Aerospace Caucus in the federal parliament of Canada.
Mr. Cochrane has volunteered in a variety of positions in the educational sector for many years. More recently, this summer marks the end of his twelve years as a governor on the Cambrian College Board of Governors, on which he fulfilled a variety of roles including governor, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and a term as Chair of the Board.
For more information, please contact:
Near North District School Board
(705) 472-8170, extension 5010