Former school board chair Rick Grinham plans to once again run for a trustee position in the fall election after being approached to do so by a number of people.
“The representative right now for Cumberland lives in Comox,” Grinham said. “I feel it should be somebody from the community representing the kids of the community … I’ve done six years already, three years as chair, so it’s not like I’m going into unknown territory.”
The current board, he notes, includes four trustees from Comox, even though the town has only one seat.
“I think there’s going to be a wholesale change on the board,” Grinham said. “I think all the activities that have happened over the last couple of years have probably sealed the fate of a couple of them.”
Grinham served two consecutive school board terms from 2002 to ’05 and from 2005 to ’08. He was chair from 2003 to ’05.
“You’re doing things for kids,” said the retired Grinham who volunteers with the BMX track, the Legion and the Lions Club.
He ran a strong but unsuccessful campaign in 2008 to unseat Fred Bates as mayor of Cumberland.