Biography: Councillor Lisa Dominato

City of Vancouver

Elected to Vancouver City Council in 2018, Lisa Dominato is a strategic leader with 20 years’ experience in government administration, public policy and stakeholder relations. She served a one-year term as a Vancouver School Board Trustee.

Lisa is passionate about public service and local government and has served as a senior public servant with the Government of British Columbia, specializing in social policy. A former chief of staff and political advisor to several Cabinet Ministers, she has worked closely with Ministers, Deputy Ministers, all 60 school boards and provincial stakeholders.

On School Board, Lisa championed the restructuring of the Board’s governance framework and garnered support from all 60 school boards for a provincial student-centered mental health strategy.

Lisa’s leadership approach is grounded in collaboration – fostering strong relationships and problem solving for outcomes that make communities better. She has a proven reputation of working across the political spectrum and bringing people together.

Lisa believes her provincial experience, combined with her collaborative approach to advocacy, would be a strong asset to UBCM in representing the voices of municipalities across Metro Vancouver and the Province.

Lisa currently serves as Chair of the Pacific National Exhibition, Director of the Metro Vancouver Board, and Vice-Chair of the Metro Vancouver Liquid Waste Committee. Lisa is also an honourary board member of FamilySmart and is the former Chair of Vancouver’s Kettle Society.

She 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 a recipient of the Premier’s Annual Innovation and Excellence Award.

She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and two daughters aged 8 and 6.