Election 2014: MacDonald to run for TNRD and school board

TNRD director to seek a second term, plus will run to be school trustee for the Clearwater-Blue River area

TNRD director Willow MacDonald plans to seek a second term as the representative for the Blue River-Avola area

TNRD director Willow MacDonald plans to seek a second term as the representative for the Blue River-Avola area

Regional District of the Thompson Headwater: Willow MacDonald, the incumbent Thompson-Nicola Regional District director for Thompson Headwaters (Area B – Blue River and Avola), has announced that she intends to see another term as director.

MacDonald also plans to run for the School District 73 board and become the trustee representing the Clearwater-Blue River area.

If successful, she would take over the seat on the school board presently occupied by John Harwood. The Clearwater mayor announced in August that he would be seeking another term as mayor but that he would not run for a fifth term as North Thompson school trustee.

MacDonald was first elected to the TNRD board in 2011. In 2013 she was chosen by the board to become its vice-chair.

While with the regional district, she has also served as a director with Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA).

She and her husband, Glen, formerly owned Janie’s General Store in Blue River. The couple has one child, a daughter.

Originally from Vancouver, the Blue River businesswoman has a B.A. degree from Simon Fraser University and has managed stores in Vancouver, Banff and Whistler.

Elections for school board and local governments will be held Nov. 15.