Thank you for the privilege of bringing Hon. Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West, to you. Thank you, Father, for the honour and freedom we have of coming to you with our needs and requests. We ask that you bless, lead and guide Katrine in. the work that she does, being a voice for the people in this area of our province. We also ask for your protection as she carries out her work. Surround her with close friends and family and may she be encouraged in her work. We pray this in your name. Amen.
Katrine Conroy was elected as the MLA for Kootenay West in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, 2017 and 2020. She served as MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary from 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn. She is the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the executive director of Kootenay Family Place, instructor at Selkirk College; co-chair of the Castlegar and District Social Planning Council, treasurer of the Regional District of Central Kootenay Community Futures Board and founding board member of the Community Social Services Employers Association. With her husband, Ed, Katrine lives in Pass Creek , together they have raised four children, and have nine grandchildren.