He has served as CDSBEO Trustee for 16 years, holding the position of either chair or vice-chair for 11 of those, but this year he will step down as both board chair and trustee. Lalonde is nearing the end of his sixth term as board chair, and it looks like it will be his last.
“I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of this board and make decisions in the best interest of our students,” he stated in a news release. “I am extremely grateful for the support that has been provided to me by my fellow colleagues and trustees throughout this amazing journey. It has been and honour and a privilege to serve the students in this leadership role. I would like to thank my fellow trustees, our board directors, present and past, and the administrative team for their guidance over the years.”
CDSBEO Director of Education Laurie Corrigan thanked Lalonde for his many years of dedicated service to Catholic education.
“Chair Lalonde’s experience, insight, and contributions to CDSBEO have been unwavering,” she stated. “We are grateful for his many years of service to Catholic education, and we wish him many blessings as he embarks on new opportunities.”