Re-Elect Barb Hobson

Since being elected in 2014 our Board has been successful in:

  • Our graduation rates are the highest in the Lower Mainland.
  • Good financial stewardship has turned our district’s finances around.
  • We have more teachers and support staff than ever before.
I joined the Parent Advisory Council at my daughter's elementary school to advocate for all students to reach their highest potential. Thirty years later I am still advocating!


  • Coquitlam School Board Trustee for 10 years
  • 3 years as School Board Chair
  • Finance and Audit Committee – Member and former Chair
  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) – Board representative
  • Student Leadership Council (SLC) – Board representative
  • More of my School Board experience.


  • DPAC – Former Treasurer and Vice President
  • Parent Advisory Council – Former member at 5 Coquitlam schools
  • Assistant to BCIT’s Board of Governors (2003 - 2008)
  • Executive Assistant to Polytechnics Canada (2003 - 2008)
  • E.A. and Executive Committee member at the New Media Innovation Centre
  • More of my career experience.

Active in the Community

  • Place des Arts – Board President since 2012
  • Rotary Club of Coquitlam since 2007 – Past President, Treasurer and Community Service Director
  • Terry Fox Run – Volunteer
  • Maillardville Residents’ Association – Volunteer and former Vice President
  • Odyssey of the Mind – Volunteer Judge. Former coach, Board Member, and Provincial Director
  • Coquitlam RCMP Block Watch Captain
  • More of my community involvement.