Clarington trustee Kevin MacKenzie re-elected as PVNC Catholic Board chairperson

Nov. 15, 2023

Clarington trustee Kevin MacKenzie will continue to serve as Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board chairperson.

MacKenzie was re-elected as chairperson for the 2023-2024 term during the Board’s annual meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at the Catholic Education Centre.

MacKenzie has served five years as a trustee, having first been elected in the 2018 municipal election. He served as the Board’s vice-chairperson from 2021-2022 and chairperson from 2022-2023.

“Serving as chairperson has been a profound honor, and being re-elected is a responsibility I accept with both pride and humility,” MacKenzie said. “The past term has shown me the incredible capabilities of our students and staff, a testament to our commitment to excellence in Catholic Education. In my second term, I am committed to deepening our collective efforts, ensuring every student flourishes in an environment that values faith, learning, and community.”

Peterborough County trustee Jenny Leahy was re-elected to the position of vice-chairperson. This will be her second year in that position. Leahy joined the Board of Trustees in May 2022 as an appointee and was re-elected to the position during the Oct. 24, 2022 municipal election.

For Peterborough trustee Loretta Durst, Tuesday’s meeting marked the two-year anniversary to her Nov. 15, 2021 appointment to the Board. Durst also won re-election in the Oct. 24, 2022 municipal election.

Trustees Joshua Glover (Clarington), Mary Ann Martin (Kawartha Lakes) and Kathleen Tanguay (Northumberland) marked one-year anniversaries at the Board table. 

Tuesday was the first annual meeting for trustee John Connolly (Peterborough), who was appointed to his position in September. 

During Tuesday’s annual board meeting, trustees were also appointed to standing and ad-hoc Board committees.

Peterborough Bishop Daniel Miehm celebrated mass following the annual board meeting.