Trevor showed me the power of community involvement
My late husband Trevor Campbell and I moved to Pomona in 1989. He was part of a consulting team that prepared a plan for the City of Pomona that envisioned the arts colony. He was appointed to the Cultural Arts Commission by then Councilmember Nell Soto, and he led the effort that brought the L.A. Philharmonic to Pomona for concerts for several years. As a professor at several local colleges, Trevor inspired and mentored many students who have gone on to give back to the community, including current teachers in Pomona Unified School District and current Mayor Tim Sandoval. Tim and I worked together for 15 years to build the Bright Prospect program, and Trevor was a valued advisor. Trevor’s example inspired me to remain active in my community even after my retirement from Bright Prospect. I am active in the leadership of Pomona’s Promise, our city’s collective impact initiative. Our sons provide science assemblies at elementary schools throughout Pomona. Although Trevor is gone (he died of pancreatic cancer in 2015), his legacy lives on in the active lives of his family members and former students.