Sandy Hickman has been a member of St. John’s City Council for more than a decade in the position of Councillor At Large.
Councillor Hickman has a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and went on to receive his Master of Arts in Sport Administration from the University of Alberta.
He was first elected to St. John’s City Council during a by-election in 2001 as a Councillor At Large and has been returned to the position in two subsequent election campaigns in 2005 and 2009.
Councillor Hickman recently retired from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador as a Marketing Specialist and has worked closely with many provincial organizations. He also has a long track record of giving back to the community. He has served on many sport related committees and associations including Vice-President of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee; Secretary and Volleyball Canada Director with the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association. He has also been very active in youth sports having served as a coach in various sports for more than 38 years. Hickman was awarded with the 125 Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal for service to sport in our province.
He has also been very involved in the education system, having served as a school board trustee for six years.
Councillor Hickman is currently the chair of the Audit Standing Committee and has served as chair of a wide variety of City committees during his tenure on City Council.
In his spare time, Councillor Hickman enjoys being active by playing golf, hiking and coaching various sports.
Gonzaga High School – school council
Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee – member
Extensive Community, school and sport involvement since 1970
Recently inducted into provincial Volleyball Hall of Fame
Member – St. John’s Transportation Commission
Chair – City of St. John’s Audit committee
Past Chair – Public Works and Environment Committee
Past Chair – Tourism committee
Past Chair – Mural committee
Member – Parks and Recreation Committee
Member – Arts Advisory committee
Member – Arts Jury
Member – Planning and Housing Committee
Council representative – St. John’s Convention Centre Expansion Committee
President – Canadian Capital Cities Organization
City representative – Memorial University Recreation Complex Board
City representative – Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre Board
City representative – 6 years – C.A. Pippy Park Commission
Member – Eastern Waste Management Board