Donna Hammond awarded the Robbie Sparks North Star Award

Donna Hammond awarded the Robbie Sparks North Star Award

Donna Hammond is a seasoned trades professional with over 39 years of experience as a licensed union electrician. Donna’s passion and value for the Union movement grew out of having been raise by two active union member parents.  Her parents directed her education and skills for numerous career opportunities with two caveats…  you must love what you do and it must be a union job!!!

Donna started her career as an electrical apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local Union 48) in 1978.  As a journeyman, she “journeyed” and traveled from Oregon to South Carolina to New York and worked and honed her skills.  During her twenty (20) year career with the City of Portland as a maintenance electrician, foreman, and electrical planner, she was granted two (2) sabbaticals for project management; with the Columbia Pacific Building Trades and then later with Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.. 

Donna has served on many community and civic boards and is a recent graduate of the U of Michigan, National Training Institute – Electrical Training Alliance.

Donna has now gone full circle and is now a Business Representative with IBEW Local Union 48, where her journey started.  She loves working in the electrical trades and working for the union!

Donna currently resides in Vancouver, WA and is the proud mother of son Yusuf Word.

About the award:

Robbie Sparks North Star Award:

Presented to someone who has committed their life’s work to organized labor, advanced equity and equality, and the activist movement, in the spirit of Sister Sparks.