LISA DOMINATO City Councillor
Lisa Dominato is a strategic leader with 20 years’ experience in government administration, public policy, communications and stakeholder relations. She is currently a public relations consultant, specializing in building social license for projects aimed at delivering benefits to the public.
Elected to the Vancouver School Board in 2017, Lisa is passionate about public service and is a strong mental health and housing advocate. Lisa served the past six years on Vancouver’s Kettle Society Board, which delivers local mental health and housing services, and recently concluded her term as Chair. She is also a Board Director of the National Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health (FamilySmart™).
Lisa has served as a public servant in several senior management positions with the Government of British Columbia, specializing in social policy. She is also former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education as well as political advisor to the Minister of Management Services. Lisa is known for her collaborative and pragmatic approach to tackling complex issues and building strong relationships to achieve common goals.
Lisa holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. She is fluent in French and English and is a recipient of the Premier’s Annual Innovation and Excellence Awards – Partnership Category.
In her first term, Lisa successfully led the restructuring of the Vancouver School Board’s governance framework; introduced live-streaming for VSB meetings; garnered support from all 60 school boards for a provincial student-centered mental health strategy, and; initiated discussions between the VSB and City of Vancouver to fast-track building and development permits for all new schools and seismic upgrades.
Lisa lives in Hastings-Sunrise with her husband, Dale, and two daughters, Alexis, 6, and Lia, 4.