Heavenly Father, we thank You for the many years MLA: Katrine Conroy has diligently served in Kootenay West. We pray that she will know that her dedication is valued by the people she serves. Thank You that You have given her an ear that hears with insight and discernment. We thank You that she treats people with the respect they deserve and continues to use her voice in the legislature wisely and effectively. Bless her over the summer months as she spends time in her riding. May she also be refreshed as she enjoys time with family and friends. We ask this in Jesus’ name, 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.