YCDSB Appoints New Trustee for Markham Area 2

Successful candidate fills vacant position; ensures representation for Catholic ratepayers in Wards 4, 5, 7 & 8

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank S.D. Alexander as Trustee for Markham Area 2: Wards 4, 5, 7, and 8, effective immediately. Mr. Alexander will be officially commissioned at a Special Board Meeting on October 4, 2021 at 5 pm. He will serve until the next municipal election on November 15, 2022.

Mr. Alexander is not new to the Board, having served as Trustee for Markham Area 2 from 2000-2006. During his previous tenure as Trustee, Mr. Alexander was respected as a faith champion and equity leader who focused on accountability and transparency in all Board matters. He is currently retired from his career as a learning and development consultant in the insurance industry, where he was known for his ability to work effectively in complex environments and build successful teams.

“My fellow Trustees and I are excited to have Mr. Alexander at the Board. He is an experienced, faith-filled individual with a long history of serving his community,” said Dominic Mazzotta, Chair, Board of Trustees. “His passion for Catholic education, equity and accountability make him well-positioned to serve Markham Area 2 schools and the Board as a whole.”

“I am delighted to return to the YCDSB and look forward to serving my school communities with enthusiasm, commitment and excellence,” said Mr. Alexander, Trustee for Markham Area 2. “My devotion to Catholic education is beyond question; all three of my children are proud YCDSB graduates and I truly believe their success is a testimony to the excellence of our Board. I am honoured to once again serve this great education system.”

Mr. Alexander was selected using a standard recruitment process following a Trustee resignation, as outlined in the Ontario Election Act.