DPAC Executive Nomination: Peter Couch

Peter Couch has been nominated to the DPAC executive by the Simon Fraser PAC. His nomination was accepted at our executive meeting on Feb 7, 2019. In his own words:

I’m Peter Couch, this is my second year as DPAC Representative at Simon Fraser Elementary.

I’m putting my name forward to join the DPAC Executive, in part, to answer the DPAC Chair’s call for more executives and my firm belief that the DPAC is a stronger parent voice with a full roster that provides depth and credibility when the Executive team interacts with the Vancouver School Board and the Ministry of Education.

I have 3 kids: 2 at Simon Fraser in grades 3 and 6 and 1 in grade 8 at Eric Hamber.

I work as Facility Operations Manager for a VFX Studio in Vancouver for the past 2 years and Facilities Manager for another studio (in Vancouver) for 5 years.

My role focus’ on space acquisition, project design and budgeting (CAPEX), construction and QC, procurement, and ongoing operations and audit (OPEX) across multiple studios nationally and internationally.

I’ve been involved at Simon Fraser at the support level for 7 years, volunteering wherever extra hands were needed for fundraising events, sporting events and school field trips as well as going to school level PAC meetings.

I volunteer coach elementary junior/senior volleyball and sit as a Co-Chair of the newly formed Eric Hamber Music Society.

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce and working toward an Operations Management certification offered through BCIT and developed in conjunction with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) BC Chapter.

I feel I can contribute to the Executive team’s depth and credibility when looking for consultation transparency. My goal (in the remaining school year) is to assist the team to bridge information access and enable communication with all district stakeholders on issues that are current or in the future.

Thanks for your consideration

Peter Couch

An electronic ballot was sent to PACs following this meeting with voting to close on Mar 13, 2019 at 7pm. If you are the DPAC Rep or Chair of a PAC and you have not received the ballot please contact us.