Why I am running for OCSB School trustee
I am the proud father of a 6 year old daughter who attends St. George Catholic School.
Family, Education and Community are important to me, and they are truly interdependent.
A trustee’s responsibility is to ensure that our children have the proper educational environment that allows them to learn and build the foundations for our community.
A trustee’s responsibility is to listen to and engage all those that they represent, the students, the parents, the school board and the community
I have the experience to do just this.
I am a professional business consultant that helps businesses identify problems and find efficiencies in their operations. It is my job to get up to speed quickly and find solutions. Everything has a solution, it is strictly a matter of listening to what is important and prioritizing the issues.
I am actively involved in community and school events. From helping raise funds for the Ottawa Food Bank to assisting with the breakfast program at school. Community involvement is a value I want to impart to our youth.
In business I have raised over $3 million for private and public ventures, a skill that would be invaluable to the OCSB. The ability to engage the private sector to get involved with our schools and our children only strengthens our community.
I have extensive board experience and understand how to create consensus to ensure that goals are identified and realized. Having started a company and seeing through to public offering, I am adept and experienced at getting the job done.
Presently I sit on the board of Capital City Opera, a not for profit organization that educates young people and our community about opera.
I want to bring my extensive experience to the office of Trustee for the OCSB.
Vote Kevin J. O’Shaughnessy
Family - Education - Community