Mike Lombardi is Vice Chairperson of the Vancouver Board of Education (VSB). He has served as a Vision Vancouver school trustee on the VSB since 2008.

Mike is committed to strong neighbourhood schools, choices and options for students, and for keeping VSB schools open as community hubs. As an advocate of student leadership, Mike was the driving force behind the establishment of the first-ever Student Trustee position on the VSB.

He is proud of his role in working with parents, students and communities to successfully minimize the impact of provincial funding shortfalls on students and has worked with his Vision Vancouver colleagues to secure more than $300M to build six new replacement schools, and to seismically upgrade numerous schools.

Mike serves as the chairperson of the VSB Management and Coordinating Committee and he also represents the Board on the Vancouver Public Library Board, Vancouver City Planning Commission, & Vancouver City Youth and Child Advisory Committee.

Before seeking office as a school trustee in 2008, Mike served in the public education system for 35 years as a teacher, teacher educator, and professional development expert. He now works as an education consultant.

Mike is a proud graduate of Vancouver public schools and he holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from SFU and a Master of Education degree from UBC.

Mike has a proud history of community involvement. He has served as the Chairperson of the Prince of Wales Secondary School Parent Advisory Council (PAC), member of the Lord Kitchener Elementary School PAC and as a coach for Dunbar Little League, Dunbar Soccer Association, and Vancouver Community Baseball.

Mike is also a leader in the Italian community of Vancouver. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Italian Cultural Centre. He is also a director on COMITES BC (advisory committee to Consul General of Italy in Vancouver) and President of the Basilicata Association of Vancouver. He has also participated on advisory committees of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Canada.

Mike has lived in Vancouver for more than 55 years. He has three grown children who were born in Vancouver, all of whom attended VSB public schools.

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