Father, we pray today for MLA: Katrine Conroy. We thank You that You have specifically called and placed her in the legislature at this time. We pray that You will give her a voice that will impact those that she speaks to and comes in contact with so that she will be able to accomplish those things that You have for her to do to make the lives of her constituents better. May she and her family walk in Your protection, Your peace and Your favor. Thank You Jesus! Amen.
Katrine Conroy was elected as the MLA for Kootenay West in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013. She served as MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary from May 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.
Katrine currently serves as Opposition Critic for Seniors and Seniors’ Health, the Columbia River Treaty and Columbia Power.
Successful in both community and career endeavors, Katrine has enjoyed careers as one of B.C.’s first female power engineers, as an early childhood educator, administrator and college instructor, and as a small business person.
Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the executive director of Kootenay Family Place, an 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 where they run a successful ranch breeding prize-winning Polled Hereford cattle. Together they have raised four children, and have five grandchildren.