Sheila Boehm has called Williams Lake home for most of her life and is happy to be running for her second term as representative for Zone 5 on the School District 27 board.
“Although sometimes having to make very difficult decisions I find I am motivated and excited to try to keep making a positive difference in the lives of my kids and all the children in School District 27,” says Boehm, who was raised on the outskirts of Williams Lake, only leaving to pursue higher education.
After completing a nursing degree she worked at Cariboo Memorial Hospital before returning to school in Toronto to become a chiropractor.
“After living and completing my program in Toronto my husband and I were very happy to return to our roots here in the Cariboo and settle to raise our family,” Boehm says.
“I am lucky to have three amazing children Austin, 12, Nathan, 9, and Emma, 5, and my husband, Micheal. We love living and raising our family close to their grandparents and cousins and we are thankful every day for the wonderful, close-knit community that we live in.”
As a family, she says they enjoy many pursuits including camping, mountain biking, and downhill skiing.
“I even volunteer as a ski patroller at Mount Timothy.
Boehm is looking forward to working on enhancing communication within the district; enacting a student trustee policy; having a more in-depth review of district finances and direction; and improving graduation rates.
Zone 5 includes most of Cariboo Regional District Areas D and E conforming to SD27 boundaries, plus fringe areas of the City of Williams Lake parts of South Lakeside Drive, civic addresses greater than 1411, Sunset Drive and Waters Drive.