Community Members Named To Separate Provincial Committees

Two community members are getting the chance to share their views on important topics on a provincial scale.

Jennifer Turner, Superintendent of the Fort McMurray Public School Division, is one of six individuals on the Child and Youth Well-Being Review Panel.

It’s being created to help understand the full scope of the ‘psychological, social, educational and physical effects’ the COVID-19 pandemic has had on today’s youth.

“My entire career has been about the well-being of children, with a large focus on mental health,” said Turner. “I look forward to learning from and sharing with this esteemed panel.”

The pandemic has been front and center since Turner joined the FMPSD in March 2020.

In her short time in the community, she’s also been named to the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo’s board and the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation Community Grants Committee.

Meanwhile, Kristi Hines has been named to the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Executive Committee.

A longtime community business owner, she’s also represented the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce as a Board Director and Vice Chair since 2017.

“I’m excited to bring the experience and knowledge I’ve gained serving my community through the Fort McMurray Chamber of commerce to this new role,” added Hines.

She is the first person to present the RMWB on the executive committee in 22-years.

Her spot was created after Shauna Feth departed after seven years of service.

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