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Donna Macdonald

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Donna Macdonald is an author and retired municipal politician, having served 19 years on city council in Nelson, BC. She spearheaded many projects including cultural development, affordable housing, recreation facilities, and action on climate change. Donna was also a founding director of the Osprey Community Foundation, and former chair of Nelson CARES Society. She has been involved with public libraries for many years, and is currently president of the BC Library Trustees Association. In 2015 she received a BC Community Achievement Award, one of 35 presented to citizens from across BC. Donna lives in Nelson, BC, and her memoir Surviving City Hall was published by Nightwood Editions in May 2016. In July 2016, she was awarded the Richard Carver Award for emerging writers.

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Surviving City Hall. Nightwood Editions, 2016


BC Community Achievement Award, 2015
Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers for Surviving City Hall, 2016
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