Robert McLachlan has lived in Romulus more than 22 years. Prior to moving to Romulus, he served on the Westwood Board of Education from 1985-1993. He and his wife, Theresa (who is the Director of Business and Finance at Southgate Community Schools), have two adult children, both graduates of Romulus. Mr. McLachlan also served on the Romulus Board of Education from 2009-2013, and was the driving force behind bringing the Romulus Early College Program to the district. Mr. McLachlan is a Master Diamond-Certified School Board Member through the Michigan Association of School Boards, holding Advocacy and Data specialty certification.
In his years of school board service, Mr. McLachlan has held every officer position, and served on curriculum, policy, personnel, healthy living, finance, and many other committees. From 2009-2012, he represented Romulus Community Schools on the Michigan Association of School Boards' Government Relations Committee.
Mr. McLachlan served many years in the Scouting program in Romulus, served many years in the Romulus Band Boosters, and also is a member of the Romulus Advisory Council for the Romulus Boys & Girls Club, where he coordinates fund raisers that to date have raised nearly $100,000 for our kids. He is a member of the Garden City Rotary Club, where he is past president and serves on its foundation board. In 2016, Mr. McLachlan founded the JORY Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to provide educational, nutritional, and recreational support to financially and/or socially disadvantaged children.