Cynthia Lyslo has a special connection to Riverdale, and she has been deeply involved in the riding for the majority of her life. She attended Christ the King Junior High School, and graduated from F.H. Collins Secondary.
Longtime management consultant Cynthia Lyslo has announced she is going to seek the Yukon Party nomination in the Whitehorse riding of Riverdale South.
The born and raised Yukoner holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Executive Leadership from Royal Roads University. She has 25 years of leadership and management experience across all levels of the Yukon’s public service, as well as the private and non-profit sector. This includes working her way up to the senior ranks within the Departments of Health and Social Services and Finance.
In her career, Lyslo has gained a wealth of experience understanding personal and organizational dynamics. In addition to her MBA, she holds many coaching, leadership developmental and change management credentials.
“I’ve spent many years behind the scenes in the public service,” Lyslo said. “I feel now is the time to step forward and bring that experience to the forefront to be a strong voice and advocate for the constituents of Riverdale and all Yukoners. Earning the trust of the public service is vital to any government in its ability to effectively deliver programs and services to Yukoners—I believe I can add value in achieving this.”
Lyslo has a special connection to Riverdale, and she has been deeply involved in the riding for the majority of her life. She attended Christ the King Junior High School, and graduated from F.H. Collins Secondary. All three of her children have attended school in Riverdale, and she is currently Chair of the Vanier Catholic Secondary School Council.
“My parents are business owners and growing up I spent many hours helping them build the business and learning about Yukon’s aviation, mining and outfitting industries. Some of my best memories were the times I would help my dad working on the floatplanes on Schwatka Lake,” continued Lyslo. “I also spent a lot of time in the neighbourhood with my friends, and to see how it is becoming one of the most desirable places for young families again is exciting.”
While raising her three children has been her first priority, she has also given back to the community. She has served as a board member of the Challenge Disability Resource Group, as Treasurer of the Lynx Basketball Club and the Vanier Band Parents Association. Lyslo has also worked with Fellowship Pacific; a group based in British Columbia that helps strengthen non-profit organizations. She has chaired the Premier’s Award of Excellence Selection Committee and was a director for the Marsh Lake Bible Camp for over 15 years.
Lyslo has two university-aged children, and another who is currently attending Vanier Catholic Secondary. She also has two dogs - Maggie and Scout. A former riding resident, now that her children are getting older, Lyslo is downsizing over the summer and moving back to Riverdale.