KSB commissioners include many new faces
Johnny Kasudluak defeats incumbent president Alacie Nalukturuk in Inukjuak
(updated Nov. 24)
The Kativik School Board’s council of commissioners got a makeover Nov. 16 when all but three communities voted in new faces to represent them on education issues.
Three communities welcome back returning commissioners: Sarah Beaulne was re-elected in Puvirnituq, Peter Papialuk in Kuujjuaraapik and Aloupa Taqulik in Kangirsuk.
And here are the new faces that make up the council:
• Kangiqsualujjuaq: Maggie Mae Emudluk Imbeault;
• Kuujjuaq: Mary Tukkiapik Mesher (acclaimed);
• Tasiujaq: Pasha Berthe;
• Aupaluk: Martin Scott (acclaimed);
• Kangiqsujuaq: Jessica Argnak;
• Salluit: Annie Alaku;
• Ivujivik: Thomassie Mangiuk;
• Akulivik: Makusi Qinuajuaq;and,
• Inukjuak: Johnny Kasudluak.
In Quaqtaq, the Nov. 16 election resulted in a tie between two candidates. Voters went back to the polls Nov. 23 and elected a new commission, Sammy Tukkiapik.
In Inukjuak, newly-elected commissioner Johnny Kasudluak upset incumbent Alacie Nalukturuk, the long-time president of the council of commissioners.
Fourteen commissioners are universally elected to the KSB’s governing body sit for a three-year term.
The Kativik Regional Government appoints a 15th non-elected commissioner (currently Allan Brown of Kuujjuaraapik).
From that group of 15, commissioners choose a five-member executive, whose role it is to carry out the school board’s policies and contracts.
The board meets at least four times a year and administers a budget of more than $70 million.
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