Heavenly Father, it is a privilege to bring Renee Merrifield, LIB MLA Kelowna-Mission before you. Thank you for the work she is doing in the Okanagan and the passion she brings to the tasks that are her responsibility. I pray you will be her strength over these next months as this province begins the journey of returning to full activities that have been put on hold for so long. I pray she will be a source of strength to those around her. Surround her with your love and care and give her the health and strength she needs to do the work you have called her to. Amen.
Renee Merrifield was elected MLA for Kelowna-Mission in 2020 and is the Official Opposition critic for Health. She founded Kelowna’s Troika Developments as a start-up in the late 1990s and grew it into a Western Canadian group of companies, encompassing land, real estate development, construction, service and consulting. With her passion for community benefit, Renee has contributed to philanthropic endeavours and was the chair of the Breakfast Club of Canada from 2019 to 2020. She also serves on various private company boards including First West Credit Union, the First West Foundation and the Junior Achievement BC Board, and sits on the external advisory committee for University of British Columbia Okanagan. She previously served on the Westbank First Nation Economic Development Commission, the Interior Health Authority board and the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council. Renee has been named to Women’s Executive Network’s ‘Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada’ from 2017-2019. She holds two master’s degrees, including a MBA from the University of Liverpool.