2022 School Trustee Elections


On October 15, 2022 elections for local school trustees will be held in conjunction with the 2022 BC General Local Election.

Local school trustee elections allow the community an important opportunity to choose representatives who will lead and oversee our valuable investment in public education. Trustees are hardworking community leaders who come together in the context of a board in support of student success. The work is demanding, but important and rewarding.


The nomination period for the 2022 Local Government Election will close at 4 pm on Friday, September 9th, 2022 and the Declaration of Candidates for each municipality will be issued. 


2022 School Trustee Preliminary Election Results:

The preliminary election results have been released, and we would like to announce the newly elected Board of Education for School District No. 48 for the next four-year term (2022-2026):

District of Squamish (candidates elected by acclamation)

April Lowe

Lisa Turpin 

Resort Municipality of Whistler (candidates elected by vote)

Cynthia Higgins

Rachael Lythe

Village of Pemberton (candidate elected by acclamation)

Melissa Ronayne

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District 

Area C - Rebecca Barley (candidate elected by vote)

Area D - Celeste Bickford (candidate elected by acclamation)

Please join us in congratulating the newly elected School District No.48 Board of Education trustees elected for a four-year term (2022-2026).

Trustee Electoral Areas:
During the general local election, School District No.48 Board of Education trustees will be elected for a four-year term (2022-2026).
In School District No.48(Sea to Sky), trustee elections are held in the following trustee electoral areas:
Trustee Electoral Area TEA Description Number of Trustees Candidate Expense Limit Third-Party Expense Limit
1 District of Squamish
2 Resort Municipality of Whistler 2 $7,531.92 $809.84
3 Village of Pemberton 1 $5,398.92 $809.84
4 Electoral Area C of Squamish-Lillooet Regional District 1 $5,398.92 $809.84
5 Electoral Area D of Squamish-Lillooet Regional District 1 $5,398.92 $809.84
Trustee Remuneration (Effective January 1, 2023):
Trustee Elected In:
Squamish Lillooet Regional District-Area C  The Village of Pemberton  Squamish Lillooet Regional District-Area D  The District of Squamish  The Resort Municipality of Whistler
$16,189 $15,762 $13,344 $13,115 $14,782
For more information about Trustee Remuneration, please review Policy 210 Trustee Remuneration.
Key Dates:
Nomination Period Begins: August 30 - September 9, 2022
Nomination Period Ends & Declaration of Candidates: September 9, 2022
Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline: September 16, 2022
Required Advance Voting Day: October 5, 2022
General Voting Day & End of Campaign Period: October 15, 2022
Nomination Forms:
Completed nomination packages must be delivered to the local Chief Election Officer by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022.
Candidate Information Sessions: 
District of Squamish: August 29th, 2022, 6-7 pm & September 7th, 2022, 6-7 pm - District of Squamish Council Chambers Municipal Hall 
                    • DOS School Trustee Candidate Information here.
Resort Municipality of Whistler: June 28th, 2022, 6-7:30 pm - Whistler Library Community Room or Zoom
                    • RMOW School Trustee Candidate Information here.
Village of Pemberton: July 19th, 2022, 6-8 pm and August 23rd, 6-8 pm - Village of Pemberton Council Chambers or Zoom
                    • VOP School Trustee Candidate Information here.
If you have any questions, you can contact your local municipality or Danielle Haverstock at the SD48 Secretary Treasurer's Office. 
Telephone: 604-892-5228