After a successful four-and-a-half-year run at the helm of the Richmond News, publisher Lori Chalmers is moving on.
Chalmers was instrumental in growing the News’ profile in the community. She devoted countless hours to numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Gateway Theatre board, where she was vice chair, the Nite of Hope, where she was a committee member for the gala event (which raises thousands for breast cancer research) Tourism Richmond Service Awards, Richmond Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament and the 911 Awards, to name just a few.
“My time at the Richmond News was extremely rewarding. Getting involved in the community was one of the more gratifying parts of my job,” said Chalmers.
“The diversity and vibrancy of the city makes it one of the most interesting areas in the Lower Mainland. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many exceptional people through the Chamber of Commerce, the Gateway Theatre, Tourism Richmond and the list goes on.
“The staff at the Richmond News will always have a special spot in my heart … I will miss them dearly. Farewell to all.”
The News wishes Chalmers well in her new venture as publisher of both Western Living and Vancouver Magazine. She will be missed.
Meanwhile, the News welcomes interim publisher Brian McCristall.
McCristall retired three and half years ago, after more than 47 years in the community newspaper industry, including four decades in the Lower Mainland.
He spent the first half of his journalistic career as a reporter, photographer and editor. The last half was spent as a publisher.