1st District Schoolboard Representative Kim Bridges announced earlier in the year that she will not be seeking re-election. Trent Park is the 1st candidate to surface, although he has not officially filed yet.
From Mr.Park’s website:
Near completion of his degree, Trent spent a short time working for the City of Richmond’s Department of Community Development assisting the review of rehabilitation projects and cataloging vacant buildings in some of Richmond’s most poverty stricken neighborhoods. The experience was an early introduction to many parts of Richmond that most people never see. For the last eight years, Trent has worked for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership leading a technical team charged with analyzing data and creating products to help advance Virginia’s value proposition to industries considering relocating or expanding within Virginia. Trent also has experience as managing partner of a small commercial real estate company that owns historic properties and has rehabilitated distressed residential property here in Richmond.
Currently Trent is serving on the RPS Rezoning Committee charged with developing new zone boundaries for all of Richmond’s Public Schools. He’s also active in the Mary Munford community, participating in the PTA, fundraising events, soccer, volunteering with the occasional class project.