KATHERINE GAGNE ANNOUNCES RUN FOR REGINA’S WARD 9
PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR PURSUES SEAT AT CITY HALL
REGINA (September 29, 2020): Three-term Regina Public School Board trustee and current chair Katherine Gagne is pursuing a seat at city hall to represent Ward 9.
“Having served three terms as a Trustee and Chairman of the Regina Public School Board, I have learned how important it is for all levels of government to work together. Citizens are not well-served when governments make decisions independent of each other. In these unprecedented days, we need to ensure the people of Regina are supported by every level of government and that we put Regina people first,” Gagne said.
Gagne spent 11 years on the school board, 8 of them as chairman. She oversaw an annual budget of $240 million dollars while responding to Regina students, parents, staff, stakeholders and community members. She worked hard to advocate for Regina citizens as eight new public schools were built over the past ten years.
Julie McRae has seen Gagne’s dedication. Past Director of Education at Regina Public Schools and former Deputy Minister of Education has given her endorsement.
“Katherine is a highly-principled and effective community leader. She has already demonstrated her ability to deal with complex issues, while maintaining the relationships with all levels of government to get the job done. I believe that Katherine’s unique blend of integrity and thoughtful pragmatism will make her both an effective advocate for Regina’s citizens and a strong consensus-builder on Regina City Council,” said McRae.
Gagne is currently employed by Junior Achievement Canada as the General Manager responsible for Saskatchewan. She has international cross-cultural experience. She worked extensively through Southeast Asia as the Economic Affairs Divisional Manager for SGS Hong Kong / Asia Pacific.
“I’ve spent the past 16 years working to ensure our youth are positioned for a strong future,” Gagne said. “I would do the same as city councillor. It is important to ensure this city has the infrastructure needed for sustained prosperity but governs in a fiscally responsible manner.”
Gagne lives in northwest Regina with her husband Dean. They are proud parents of three grown daughters.
“I believe those in elected office should keep an open door because the best answers, the best solutions come from those you represent. I also believe that when those interests are in conflict, a leader must lead and balance those interests with consideration,” said Gagne.
“I have demonstrated that kind of leadership in 11 years of public service. I will bring fresh perspective and experience to city council and be a strong voice for Ward 9.”
For more information contact Katherine Gagne at 306.201.4764