Turanski chosen to lead again

A veteran trustee will once again take the gavel as chairman of the Vernon School Board.

A veteran trustee will once again take the gavel as chairman of the Vernon School Board.

Bill Turanski was elected chairman at the board’s inaugural meeting last week, with newcomer Kelly Smith taking up the position of vice-chair.

“I’m optimistic that we will have a dynamic board and that we’ll make every effort to all get along,” said Turanski, who was acclaimed as trustee representing Coldstream at last month’s civic election.

Turanski and Smith are joined by trustees John Armstrong, Mollie Bono, Mitzi Fortin, Tami Ryder and Doris Squair.

Bono is returning for her second term, Fortin previously served six years as a trustee; Armstrong, Ryder and Squair are all newcomers to the board.

Trustees meet for their first public meeting on Dec. 20.