Judy Shirra was first elected to the Board of School Trustees in 1993-1996, then re-elected in 1999, 2008 and in 2014.
Mrs.Shirra became involved with public education in 1988 during the roundtable discussion "For Our Children" initiative. Having been actively involved in her children's pre-kindergarten education, it was a natural progression to become involved with the Parent Teachers Association (PTA now known as PAC) at Glen Elementary school. Judy soon became PAC Chair, an active member of DPAC, the Canadian Parents for French and the Block Parent Association.
As a trustee, she has served as Board Vice Chair in the past. She has been the Board's representative on the former SFU Health Board, the French Liaison Committee, the Policy Review Committee, the Student Service Review Committee, BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), the Community Health Board and has chaired the Metro Branch Board of Trustees.
Mrs.Shirra has volunteered and supported many charitable initiatives. She has supported her community as a member of many organizations such as Chair of CISV International Peace Camp and founder of the "Noon Hour Games" program that she promoted nationally. Judy says she is committed to being an advocate for public education and is always available for the children and parents of the community.
Michael Thomas is a married father of three School District No.43 (Coquitlam) students and a lifelong Tri-Cities resident.
He is an active volunteer in Port Coquitlam and has been a volunteer throughout the Tri Cities for many years. He’s served on Port Coquitlam Municipal Standing committees as well as working as a director with PoCo Heritage since 2009, where he served as the chair of several sub committees.
Mr.Thomas is the founder and owner of Cloud Thomas Technology, specializing in Business IT Services with clients throughout Metro Vancouver.
Michael is committed to bring the balanced perspective of a parent and community volunteer to the Board of Education. He is a strong voice for our students.