Debbie Tablotney has resided in Richmond since 1982. She was first elected to the Richmond Board of Education in 2002 and again in 2008. She has a long history of commitment to her school district and to her community. In her early years she helped found a child disability parent support group, and served for 4 years as PAC Chair of Westwind Elementary.
Debbie is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Education and in addition is chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee, City Council School Board Liaison committee as well as the Board’s representative to the Sister City Committee and BCSTA/BCTF Insurance Committee. She has also served as Chair of the Education Committee as well as Provincial Counselor for the BC School Trustees Association.
Debbie is actively involved in Richmond and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Richmond Family Place, Richmond District Parents Association, Richmond Youth Concert Band, Richmond Toastmasters and the Richmond Sunrise Rotary. She also managed to find time to serve on her Church Council, Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Committee, McNeill’s Dry Grad Committee and teach Sunday School. Her long serving community involvement earned her a nomination for Richmond’s Volunteer of the Year in 2007 and Ethel Tibbets in 2009.
In her spare time Debbie loves to hike, run half marathons and help her husband Andrew operate a family insurance agency. She has three sons all of whom have attended school in Richmond.