For more than 11 years, Sandra Yeung Racco has worked hard on behalf of the people of Vaughan, always living up to her personal motto, ‘For the Community.’
She has spearheaded a wide array of community improvements, including:
• New and expanded neighbourhood parks;
• Art, culture and diversity initiatives;
• New investment; and,
• Extension of the subway system outside of Toronto’s borders and into Concord/Thornhill North – an historic first.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in North York, Sandra developed an acute appreciation for the arts after studying music and achieving her A.R.C.T. Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music and graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music.
Following an extensive career in music, Sandra ventured into the world of business, working with multinational corporations in the areas of investment and executive recruitment. She gained significant experience in international business relations, dealing with investors across the Pacific Rim Region and developing an understanding of the needs of business communities around the globe.
At the same time, her volunteer work with local non-profit community organizations and her experience working with diverse boards and committees across Toronto and Vaughan gave her with a deep appreciation of the fabric of the local community.
As a result, Sandra – a mother of four who has lived in Vaughan for more than 20 years – has a unique and diverse palate of experience that blends business, the arts, international business relations, the importance of family and, most vitally, a sensitive understanding of the complex needs and priorities of Ward 4 residents and businesses.
Along with her proven record of cultivating positive and lasting relationships with community stakeholders, her tireless focus on addressing the needs of local youth and seniors, and her commitment to delivering results for the Ward 4 community, it is clear Sandra is well prepared to continue building a vibrant community for her constituents.