Bangor voters elected newcomers Katie Brydon and Shelly Okere and incumbent Timothy Surrette to the college committee on Tuesday.
All will serve a three-year time period. Surrette gained probably the most votes at 4,213. Brydon earned one other 4,110 votes, and Okere claimed 3,626, in line with Metropolis Clerk Lisa Goodwin. Cheri Hunter acquired the bottom variety of votes at 2,420 and wasn’t elected to the committee.
4 candidates ran for 3 spots on the college board. Committee members Clare Mundell and Susan Sorg didn’t search one other time period, however Surrette, who serves as the college committee’s vice chairperson, ran for a 3rd consecutive time period.
The three winners will likely be sworn in on Monday.
Throughout his marketing campaign, Surrette mentioned he goals to proceed taking a look at methods Bangor faculties may also help college students get well from any studying loss they suffered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This work must also embody supporting and retaining proficient academics who could also be affected by burnout within the wake of the pandemic, he mentioned.
Brydon mentioned she desires to take part in discussions on how faculties can additional assist college students discover their skills and pursuits, whereas making certain college employees to make sure they really feel “supported, nicely compensated and valued.”
As a college committee member, Brydon mentioned she’s wanting ahead to “enhancing the alternatives to construct inclusion and entry in and outdoors of the classroom.”
“I’m grateful for the belief that town has in me and my fellow candidates,” Brydon mentioned. “We have been in a position to have superb conversations all through the race and I’m wanting ahead to implementing the concepts we heard from town.”
Okere hoped to proceed enhancing the college division’s insurance policies geared toward recruiting and retaining numerous employees whereas enhancing communication between college directors and households.