Tracy Calogheros, a long-standing and dedicated community leader, has once again been nominated as the federal Liberal candidate in Cariboo-Prince George.
Calogheros ran to represent the riding for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2015 federal election. Given the history and results of previous elections, her efforts and those of her volunteers brought about a strong second-place showing by greatly increasing the Liberal share of the vote — a testament to her well-established roots in the community.
It will once again be a tight race, and Calogheros says she is motivated by the challenge.
“I am honoured to have once again earned the trust of local Liberals to represent our community on Parliament Hill and to work with Justin Trudeau to create new jobs that strengthen our local economy,” she said in a press release. “I once again look forward to working hard throughout the campaign to earn the support of people throughout Cariboo-Prince George, one conversation at a time.”
Calogheros is the CEO for the Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George, a position she has held since 2003. She also currently serves as the president of the Canadian Association of Science Centres and is a director at large for the Fraser Basin Council. Some of her past roles also include president and interim CEO of the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association, Tourism Chair for the Spirit of BC Community Committee, as well as having served as a Western Representative on the National Selection Committee — Broadband for Rural and Northern Development.
Calogheros was honoured with the Association of Science and Technology Centres’ Roy L. Schafer Leading Edge award for Experienced Leadership in the Field in 2016 and in 2017 received the Exploration Museum Governor General’s History Award in the Excellence in Community Programming category alongside the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
Married with three adult children, Calogheros is fiercely passionate about her community, and she says she looks forward to bringing the northern, rural voice into the national political arena.
For more information about Calogheros, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/tracycalogheros or call 250-981-5910.