Tracey has lived in Oakville with her husband Doug, two wonderful young adult children (and one Moose and one Bear) since 2002. She is an award winning registered professional planner, a master public participation practitioner and a certified professional facilitator whose career has focused on environmental planning, communication and community engagement. She has a small consultancy based in Oakville, and currently has clients across southern Ontario. Tracey is a lifelong learner, almost done her PhD dissertation in Environment and Resource Management. She has facilitated a course in Land Resource Management at Wilfrid Laurier University, and has completed a program to become a certified adult trainer. She is a rookie community theatre and voice actor, poet and improv participant, an adventurer, cyclist and a long distance walker. Tracey is an energetic community volunteer who was recently honoured with a Paul Harris Fellowship for service above self.
Tracey has held numerous local and provincial appointments in this role, including being recognized by her peers who gave her to opportunity to act as Vice-Chair of the Board for the past five years. Among other things, this means that she chairs Committee and Private Session Meetings, and gets a range of exciting opportunities like delivering the invocation at the annual Retirees Dinner. Tracey recently completed a Parliamentary Procedures course to add to her knowledge of effective meeting processes.
More than a list of titles, there were actions implemented in the HDSB as a result of the work of these teams, including: a new multi-year plan, an overhauled website and social media presence, new internet safety approach, new approach to French Immersion, Truth and Reconciliation action in each school, awareness campaign about HDSB funding, proposed new by-laws and policies, new Inspire Awards program to recognize people who provide great support to students, and banning of single use plastic bottles. Tracey also started a local Family of Schools initiative, bringing together school councils in our area at least twice a year to learn about the other schools, exchange ideas and identify ways to collaborate.
Tracey is committed to helping families address issues. She responds to all inquiries within 24 hours to provide information, suggestions and contacts to assist with problem solving.