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th[5]Mrs. Shirley Wilson,
Chair, Education Board of Abbotsford, School District 34

Shirley Wilson is a long time resident of Abbotsford, BC, Canada.

Born in northern BC, Shirley moved to Abbotsford with family in 1983, and attended grade 12 at Abbotsford Senior Secondary for the 1983/84 school year.

Officially her grad year is 1985. She attended all iterations of the local postsecondary institution:  Fraser Valley College, University College of the Fraser Valley, and now University of the Fraser Valley.

During the mid-90’s Shirley and her family chose to make Abbotsford their permanent home.  She immediately engaged in community and never looked back.

She is divorced with two adult children. Her partner, Larry, is living and working in Washington state.

Shirley, still working on her BA, Adult Ed, works in the not for profit sector, specifically in project management and community and government relations. She works with local, regional, provincial and national leadership to further the success of those organizations dedicated to serving local community.

In 2005 Shirley ran in her first public election to successfully secure a seat on the Board of Education with the Abbotsford School District no. 34. Since then, she has successfully secured a seat in four elections, currently entering her 12th year as an elected official in her community.

Child serving organizations hold a special place for Shirley, and so education is a natural fit.  It takes a village to raise a child, and our local district rises to the challenge, putting the student first in decisions made by the Board.