Area E Director

About Donna McMahon

A native of North Vancouver, I am a long-time newcomer to the Sunshine Coast, having moved to Elphinstone in 1996. Like a lot of coast residents, I started as a commuter, and then assembled a mix of employment and self employment that allowed me to stay here.

I’m also an enthusiastic volunteer, supporting as many worthwhile local organizations as I can. As you can probably tell from my photos, I love hiking and hit the trails as often as I can. I also cycle a great deal, although not as much as I would like because the roads around here are just plain dangerous.

I was elected as Area E Director on October 20, 2018 and became Vice Chair of the SCRD on November 4, 2021. Here are my roles at the board:

  • Vice Chair, SCRD Board
  • Chair, Infrastructure Services Committee
  • SCRD Advisory Committees: Board Liaison to Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee (PMAC)
  • SCRD representative to Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET)
  • SCRD representative to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) Climate Leadership Plan Steering Committee
  • SCRD alternate representative to the AVICC Solid Waste Special Committee
  • SCRD Subcommittees: Joint Watershed Management Advisory Committee
  • Area E representative to Gibsons & District Fire Commission
  • SCRD representative to the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO)
  • SCRD representative to Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce



Donna McMahon

2016 to 2018 – Reporter/Photographer, The Local Weekly, Sunshine Coast Business Magazine

2015 to 2018 – Consultant, Community Resource Centre (projects include Connecting Self Employed Women for Success)

2006 to Present – Administrator, Sunshine Coast Film Society

2010 to 2020 – Business Plans Writer, Business Plans Canada

2012 to 2015 – Executive Director, Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce

2010 to 2011 – Assistant, Gibsons Copy Shop

1991 to Present – Freelance Writer

Community Boards and Committees

Really, I shouldn’t look so happy to be picking up skanky rubbish at the 2017 Trash Bash. It is unbelievable the amount of trash being dumped in the bush.