Bob Clement is the Trustee for Espanola and surrounding areas. Born and raised in McKerrow, he attended Espanola High School. He worked at Domtar, the town mill, as a lab analyst for 38 years and retired as a lab technologist. He obtained his diploma in analytical chemistry at the age of 50.
Bob Clement was a Trustee on the North Shore District School Board for nine years and the Espanola Board of Education for three years. In his third term as a Trustee with Rainbow District School Board, he has 23 years of experience in public education.
Trustee Clement has served on many committees, including Policy and Finance/Strategic Planning Committee, Negotiating/Labour Relations, and the Special Education Advisory Committee. He has also been Rainbow District School Board’s representative at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association.
A volunteer firefighter for 47 years, Bob Clement was promoted to the position of Fire Chief in 1992. A lifelong learner, he believes that education opens doors and is the key to success.