Shelley Godwin. Submitted photo

Candidate looks to bring PAC experience to Abbotsford school board

Shelley Godwin notes over 10 years’ experience on various parent advisory councils and as accountant

An Abbotsford woman is hoping to jump from parent advisory council to the board of education in the upcoming local elections.

“I am the single mom of two daughters, both in the public school system in Abbotsford. My oldest is in the 11th grade at Yale Secondary and my youngest is in the 8th grade at W.A. Fraser Middle,” said Shelley Godwin in her candidacy announcement.

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Shelley Godwin said she started working with the school system in 2007 when her oldest started kindergarten. She joined the Mountain Elementary School’s parent advisory council and was appointed to the district PAC liaison position. Since, she has held treasurer, president and secretary positions in a variety of PACs, including treasurer of the district PAC.

“I have spent countless hours at all three schools, volunteering at hot lunch and sports days, assisting with fundraising and helping out in my daughters’ classrooms,” Godwin said.

“Having spent so many years at the school level, my desire to see the bigger picture has taken over and spurred my decision to run for school trustee.”

Godwin is a chartered professional accountant who claims years of experience with a variety of organizations. She is also a licensed strata manager at StrataForce Management Solutions and co-owner of a small bookkeeping company.

She also notes experience as treasurer of the Abbotsford Soccer Association and volunteer work with the 2014 B.C. Winter Games in Mission and 2016 B.C. Summer Games in Abbotsford.

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