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New Aspen View trustee acclaimed in byelection

Smith resident to fill vacancy left by Cindy Lutz
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Two people put their names forward for the vacant Aspen View Public Schools Ward 1 trustee position but after one pulled out, Brenda Fulmore from Smith was acclaimed, taking over from Cindy Lutz who resigned last month.

ATHABASCA — Aspen View Public Schools (AVPS) is back to a full table of trustees after a byelection was held following the resignation of Cindy Lutz last month for personal reasons. 

The winner, by acclamation, was Brenda Fulmore who will represent Ward 1, the area west of Athabasca and north to Smith, where Fulmore lives. There was a challenger who withdrew their name within 24 hours of the deadline, which was noon, Sept. 26. 

A Sept. 27 media release from AVPS said Fulmore spent 20 years as an educational assistant at Smith School. 

“I enjoyed my years working at Smith School and it was rewarding to be part of helping students succeed and being part of a staff that truly wanted to make things better for their school and community,” said Fulmore. 

Fulmore lives with her husband and have ranched in the Smith-Hondo area for 31 years, raising three children. 

“Smith School played a huge part in our kids’ development throughout their elementary and junior high years,” she said. “The skills they learned as children are still present in their lives today.” 

Fulmore added she welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the division schools in a different capacity. 

“I look forward to serving the area – which I recognize is large and diverse – its families and students to the best of my ability.” 

AVPS chair Candy Nikipelo said the board is pleased Fulmore will be taking over the Ward 1 seat. 

“It’s always important for that ward to have a strong community representative, and with Brenda’s previous involvement with the school, she will no doubt be an incredible asset to the board,” said Nikipelo. 

hstocking@athabasca.greatwest.ca 



Heather Stocking

About the Author: Heather Stocking

Heather Stocking a reporter at the Athabasca Advocate, a weekly paper in Northern Alberta. Heather covers all aspects of the news in and around Athabasca and Boyle as well as other small communities.
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