Victoria (Vicky) Lachance was born in Georgia, the only child in a military family. She lived many places during her childhood such as California, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas, but the longest place she lived in was Germany. She graduated from Oceana High School in Pacifica, California. She met and married her husband, Dave and settled in Lockeford, California. She served for three years as a classified employee for Lodi Unified School District.
She and her husband moved to Pleasant Grove in 1981 because of the opportunity to expand their Lachance Kennel business. She secured a position with Yuba City Unified School District at Wilson Continuation High School which at the time was in the Dingville is area. In 1990 Wilson was moved to Yuba City which is now Albert Powell Continuation High School.
Vicky served for 24 years at Yuba City Unified School District in both the district office as well as at a school site. She was an administrative secretary for Marlene Barber, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and for Jas Peterson, Principal at Butte Vista School. Vicky retired in 2004. She and her husband retired from their kennel business in 2010. Vicky and her husband Dave have six children between them, 17 grand-children, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 more great-grandchildren scheduled to arrive this summer.
One of Vicky’s favorite things to do is judge competition dogs at field trials. These competitions happen all over the United States and Vicky happily travels wherever they are held in order to participate. As a judge, she is on horseback 6-7 hours per day following the dogs as they compete in a variety of tasks. Two of her passions combined into one event: horseback riding and bird dogs.
Vicky also enjoys running. She has participated in nine 5k runs and two 10k runs over the past four years in the Sacramento area, Apple Hill and Land Park. She was hoping to participate in a 10k in June, but it has been postponed.
Vicky has served on the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Board since 2012. She represents area 4 which serves East Nicolaus, Marcum-Illinois, Browns and Pleasant Grove. She says that her favorite thing about serving on the county board is her opportunity to visit school sites during their many activities and sports events and celebrate with students during graduation ceremonies.
Vicky’s life motto has always been, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As a result, she lives a life full of family, love, laughter and friendship.
Posted: April 22, 2020