Ward: 4 South Grunthal

Tel. 204-905-1881    Email jdriedger@hsd.ca

I believe that every person has great potential. Education is a critical part of unlocking that potential. Some kids will pursue careers that require many years of schooling beyond their time in high school. Others will enter the workforce, where most of the training will come through experience on the job. For many, their greatest impact in this world won’t be in their careers, but through other contributions in society. In every case, many of the building blocks that lead to success in life are formed in the K to 12 years in Hanover School Division. Our job is to encourage and facilitate this development to the best of our ability, working together with our administrators, principals, teachers and other support workers in our schools. This particularly resonates with me, both as a father of three daughters that step onto a bus each morning, and as a member of the community that has trusted me with this role.

Our family resides just outside Grunthal, where life is filled with sports and music activities, church participation and a little farming on the side. My career has me working as a market analyst in the agriculture industry. I have a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics, and am continuing my studies at the University of Manitoba in the area of crop insurance and risk management.