Why I'm running to be the next City Councillor for Ward 9?
Two Term School Board Trustee Launches Ward 9 Council Campaign with Long-Term Councillor Pat Saito Retiring
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 2, 2022 –
Today, Nokha Dakroub, the current school board trustee for Wards 9 & 10 registered to run for City Council from Ward 9 – the communities of Meadowvale and Central Erin Mills in northwestern Mississauga.
Nokha seeks to replace outgoing Councillor Pat Saito. “I thank Pat Saito for over 30 years of service to our community. I look forward to building on the great work Pat has done in Ward 9”, said Nokha.
From 2014 to 2022, Nokha was the most active school board trustee at the Peel District School Board. She developed a track record of proven results for her community. Nokha led the charge to increase support for special education, reduce busing distances, advance numerous infrastructure projects, and was a champion for equity issues in the school system.
“My priorities for City Council include maintaining a family friendly community in Ward 9, responsible management of tax dollars throughout the city, and continuing to provide exceptional service to our residents as their local elected official”, said Nokha.
Nokha is also a healthcare worker. She works as an ICU / Acute Care Social Worker at Mississauga Hospital and previously worked at Credit Valley Hospital. Like many of her colleagues at the hospital, she chose to work in the Pandemic Response Unit at Trillium Health Partners during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis.
“I’m running for Council because I care about our community. Meadowvale is my home. My husband and I are raising our 5 year old daughter in this community and my mom, a senior citizen, stays in this community. I’m personally invested in the future of our community. I will strive to make it the best it can be for our children, our seniors and all our neighbours.”
Nokha served on the Budget Development Committee, Physical Planning & Building Committee, Mississauga Traffic Safety Council, Mississauga Library Board among others at the City of Mississauga and the Peel Board. She has a Bachelor and Master of Social Work as well as a Bachelor of Education degree from York University.
“I’ve been your school board trustee. I’ve been your social worker at our local hospital. I’ve been your neighbour. And now I am asking for your vote to be your City Councillor on October 24th”.
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