Rod Belleza – Richmond Board of Education Trustee Candidate
Rod is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. He practiced law in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada in 1980.
Rod’s Service As A Richmond School Trustee
Rod has been a Trustee of the Richmond Board of Education since 2008. He was the first Filipino to be elected to public office in the Province of British Columbia. Rod was re-elected as a Richmond School Trustee in 2011. He has championed the fight against child poverty in schools and how they affect learning outcomes.
A Lifetime Volunteer In Richmond
For over 25 years, Rod has dedicated his time to community service. He has served in the Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee, Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee, East Richmond Community Association, Association of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies, Fraserview Rotary Club, Mabuhay Jaycees, Richmond Multicultural Community Society and various Filipino Canadian Associations.
Dedication To Community Service In Richmond
A strong community leader, Rod has demonstrated his leadership, commitment and professionalism in promoting the values of inclusion, service, multicultural harmony and integration in our schools and in our community. To acknowledge his leadership and contribution to the community, the Philippine Asian News and the Filipino Canadian Business Directory awarded Rod for his outstanding community service. In addition, Rod was also awarded by the BC School Trustees Association a Certificate of Honour in recognition of his dedicated service to public education and local governance.
Rod’s Vision For The Richmond School District and Board of Education
Rod believes in enabling our children’s individual potential by providing them the best quality education. His mission as a Richmond School Trustee is to ensure that the Richmond Board of Education provides the leadership and vision to deliver the best quality education for all our children.
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