Sandy McCormick was born and raised in Vancouver, where she graduated from the University of British Columbia. Sandy worked as a newspaper reporter, news service editor, and public relations practitioner. Demonstrating community leadership, Sandy served two terms as a Vancouver School Board trustee, and one as a City of Vancouver councillor.
Sandy started visiting Texada during the 1980s, and retired to the island full-time in 2006. Volunteering for community organizations, she founded the Texada Artists Studio Tour, served on the Ferry Advisory Committee, and chaired the Texada Island Recreation Commission. Sandy was elected to the qathet Regional District Board in 2014, and was re-elected to represent Electoral Area D in 2018 and 2022.
Sandy believes that good two-way communication and effective advocacy are fundamental to her role as Electoral Area Director, along with maintaining Texada’s freedoms, resilience and autonomy. Projects she has championed include the grant-funded longhouse-inspired gathering structure in Shelter Point Park, and ongoing work toward island-wide internet access.
Her favorite pastime is beachcombing and collecting beach glass for her creative home décor items. Gardening, writing, playing bridge, time with grandkids and going exploring with her husband, Lee and their three cats round out her recreational activities.
Electoral Area D covers all of Texada Island and includes the communities of Blubber Bay, Van Anda and Gillies Bay, and excludes Tla’amin Nation land.