Ian Joseph Macdonald currently serves as a Centralia Elementary School District Trustee, having been unanimously appointed in February 2019 by the Board of Trustees.
Macdonald was born February 14, 1998 in Glendora, California. He began his public service in local government as one of the first members of Orange County Transportation Authority’s Teen Council, a youth civic advisory council, and represented Orange County at the American Public Transportation Association summit in Washington, D.C.
Macdonald later was appointed to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Centralia Elementary School, where he was elected as Chair. Macdonald additionally served as an Elected Board Member of the Associated Students’ Incorporated Non-profit and Delegate to the California State Assembly for District 65.
Macdonald has volunteered extensively with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County in the Emergency Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Huntington Beach’s Senior Center in Central Park.
Macdonald is currently a student at California State University, Long Beach completing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science & Policy. He works in the Campaign Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and previously worked for years as a Behavioral Interventionist with Autism Comprehensive Educational Services (ACES) in Irvine providing behavioral-based instruction to children on the autism spectrum in home and classroom settings. Macdonald’s father, Joseph, is a school administrator and mother, Trinh, is a therapist. He has one brother, Liam.