Father God, today we lift MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard to you. We thank you for Ronna-Rae’s leadership to the people of Courtenay-Comox. Grant to her favour in each meeting she attends and every person she interacts with. May her kind heart be felt by all those she speaks with today. May she also experience your wisdom as she oversees proceedings in the house in her role as Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole. Bless her marriage to Ron and their family in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ronna-Rae Leonard was elected as the MLA for Courtenay-Comox in 2017 and again in 2020. She was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole on December 7, 2020. She has lived in the Comox Valley for over 25 years. From 2005 until 2014, Ronna-Rae was a Courtenay councillor. During her time in municipal politics, Ronna-Rae organized and led the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force and the Housing Task Force. She also held a leadership role with the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, as part of their elected executive, as well as chairing the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board. Prior to her work as a councillor, Ronna-Rae was involved with environmental and community organizations. She was elected as a Trustee of the Sandwick Water Improvement District and worked as an environmental researcher, educator and project manager. She and her husband, Ron Eby, raised their two children in the Comox Valley, and continue to live there today.