Maria Dobrinskaya is the BC Director at the Broadbent Institute. A creative political strategist and effective communicator, Maria is committed to expanding the political arena and increasing the access and involvement we can all have with our governments. Maria brings over a dozen years of political experience to her work, having been involved in campaigns at all three levels of government, both in electoral and issue-based politics.
Since 2012, Maria has led the board of Vancouver’s governing municipal party, Vision Vancouver. Prior to her role on the board, Maria served as a senior political aide to Gregor Robertson, both in his constituency office in Vancouver-Fairview when he served as the MLA for the area, and during his first term as Mayor of Vancouver.
Maria is a regular media commentator on both municipal and provincial politics. Before working in politics and government, Maria spent over a decade in Vancouver’s hospitality and tourism sector.