Marlene Jennings’ time as the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) trustee is coming to an end this Thursday at midnight, but she’s already taking on new challenges.
Jennings was elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) — a non-profit umbrella organization bringing together English-language organizations across Quebec — during a virtual assembly Thursday evening.
In a written statement, Jennings thanked supporters and promised to give the new position her all.
“I am truly humbled by all the support I received and as QCGN’s President I vow to work hard for the Network and our wonderful English-speaking communities across Quebec,” the statement read.
“I want to work for you, not have you work for me.”
Jennings will be taking over from Geoffrey Chambers who held the position for two years.
Jennings was appointed EMSB trustee in 2019 by Quebec’s education ministry.
The appointment was made following a scathing audit of the board’s governance and years of political infighting among its elected officials.
During her last board meeting on Wednesday, members thanked Jennings for her service, calling her truly and deeply honourable.
— With files from Global’s Gloria Henriquez
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