Donna Sargent has been a resident of Richmond for over 30 years and has been actively involved with the Richmond School District since 1991. Donna has been married for 39 years and has two children and two wonderful grandchildren. Donna and her husband, Chris, love living in a safe, fun and friendly city.
Donna ran for school trustee because she believes in public education. She believes that every child in Richmond is entitled to the best education possible. Donna believes passionately that a strong, democratic society needs a strong, vibrant, and respected public education system. She believes that investments in public education are essential to secure future economic prosperity and create our community leaders of tomorrow.
Donna has been a dedicated advocate and has worked tirelessly to ensure such a system. She believes meaningful involvement with stakeholder partners is the key to success. By bringing the community's voice to the decision-making table, she believes you will ensure the system you create is what your community wants.
Donna has completed her sixth term as a school trustee. Her extensive track record has given her a reputation for being a hard-working, principle-centred and trustworthy team player.
Donna has also been very active with the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA). She chaired the Metro Branch, worked on many committees, and served 8 years on as a Director on the BCSTA Board. She currently sits as a director on the BCPSEA (British Columbia Public School Employers Association) Board. She believes that with her knowledge and experience, she can contribute to making a difference at the provincial level.
Donna also is a member of the Yaletown Lions Club and the Maples Seniors Residence in Steveston. She believes that giving back and contributing to making communities better enriches her life.