Councillor Linda McPhail

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Linda is a lifelong Richmond resident, married for 28 years to Terry, with 3 adult children – Melissa, Ross and Melanie.

Linda strongly believes in giving back to the community and has been an active volunteer in Richmond – serving on the Board of Seafair Minor Hockey Association for 9 years, the Board for the Richmond Arena’s Community (RACA) for 6 years, Richmond Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years, the Nite of Hope and last year at the BC Seniors Games.

Linda has experience, leadership skills and the abilities needed to continue to move the City of Richmond forward.

Linda was first elected to the Richmond Board of Education in 2002 and served for 7 years as the Board Chair. Over the last 9 years she has served on many committees at the district, regional and provincial level – Co-Chair and Chair Personnel & Finance Committee, Chair Education Committee, Policy Committee, Audit Committee , Career Development Advisory Committee, Career Fair Organizing Committee, Business Advisory Council, , Council – Board Liaison Committee, Communications Committee, Aboriginal Education Enhancement Committee, representative to the City of Richmond’s Sister City Committee and Child Care Development Advisory Committee, board representative to BC Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) , BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) representative to B.C. School Sports Association, Metropolitan Branch representative to the BCSTA Education Committee, BCSTA Legislative Committee.

Linda is currently the Chair of the BCSTA Education Committee and was a guest presenter at the BCSTA Trustee Academy in December 2010, speaking on “Board Leadership for 21st Century Learning”.

Through her personal, civic and volunteer experiences, Linda has learned the value of working collaboratively with the community to get things done and demonstrates a keen understanding of how strong community relationships contribute to building a healthy, livable community.

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