Candidate Questionnaire: Nichole Cover (Write-In) for Three Rivers Board of Education

Nichole Cover

Editor’s note: Nichole Cover is running as a write-in candidate alongside fellow write-ins Anne Riopel and Jack Coleman for a partial term on the Three Rivers School Board. Ross Daniels, Linda Baker, and Erin Nowak, who will appear on the ballot, are running for three full-term seats on the Three Rivers School Board.

Name: Nichole Cover 
Age: 48 
Address: Three Rivers
Party affiliation: N/A
Are you an incumbent? I was voted by the Board to fill the open spot that was vacated in 2021.  I am seeking the write-in to be able to continue.

Family (optional): Married to husband Bill Cover.  Children Olivia, 2021 TRHS graduate, Connor 11th grade TRHS, Kendall 10th grade TRHS.  Bill and Nichole together have 8 children total.  2 golden retriever dogs- Oakley and Stella complete their large family.

Background/Bio: 1993 graduate TRHS, 1998 graduate BS Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University.  I am the current Director of Pharmacy affairs for the Walgreen Co. 

Have you previously held public office, or have you served in a public leadership role?

Yes- currently serving as a trustee for the Board of Education 

If so, what is your experience, and what are some of your accomplishments?

Governor Appointed to the following boards

2012- Board of Pharmacy 2012-2020

Medical Marihuana Board until it was dissolved

Controlled Substance Advisory Board while I was on the Pharmacy Board.

How long have you lived in the area you are seeking to represent? 

Born and Raised. Brief break to attend pharmacy school and 4 years in Mattawan, MI while finding the perfect spot to build our forever home.

In your opinion, what are the three most important issues to the area you are seeking- 
to represent and its constituents, and why?

The role of the Board of education includes goal setting through strategic planning, hiring and evaluating the district’s superintendent, which I have been a part of this in the past year, establishing policies that improve the district, and review of the budget as it aligns with the district’s vision.

What measures will you pursue to address those issues? 

The measures are to establish the above duties while being open minded and willing to listen and provide meaningful feedback.

Why did you choose to run for the position that you did? 

I wanted to give back to the community and the school district that I attended. I have established myself in my career and want to bring my experience and leadership back to my community.

What would you say is your leadership style, and how will you utilize its strengths in
your position?

I prefer to remain humble and true and lead without rank or title. Work collaboratively and listen to take in all viewpoints to make informed decisions.

How will you know that you’re accurately representing your community?

I will know by listening to all parties and being involved.