Keith Watkins has stepped down from his role as school district trustee after a commitment to the students and staff of School District 43 that spans 30 years. Trustee Watkins made the announcement during the regular public board meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, citing health reasons.
The long-serving trustee was a champion for education in the Tri-City region and was devoted to the community and its students. Mr. Watkins has always had deep connections to Port Moody and began his service to the school district in 1988. Since that time his experience and knowledge have been appreciated and invaluable to each board of education on which he has served.
SD43 Board Chair Michael Thomas would like to thank Mr. Watkins for his service and added, “we will greatly miss Keith, his insights, and the historical perspective he brought to so many public discussions and debates. His sage advice and quick wit have been greatly valued. We wish him all the best."
As municipal elections will be held October 15, 2022 it is not necessary to hold a by-election to fill the now-vacant seat on the board.