MLA Yvonne Fritz, Calgary-Cross

Father,
we thank you for the strength that you have given to MLA Yvonne Fritz, strength
of character, integrity and the ability to understand the complexities that she
faces in her everyday life. We ask that she will clearly see the issues that
sand before her. May you also ensure that even in the midst of her busy
schedule, she would find time to spend with her family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Yvonne Fritz was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as
the Member for Calgary-Cross in 1993 and was elected for her sixth term on
April 23, 2012. She was appointed to the Standing Committee on Private Bills
and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on May 24, 2012. She was
appointed to the Standing Committee on Families and Communities on May 28,
2012.

In addition to her duties as a Member, she served as chair of the
Standing Committee on Public Health and Safety.

Previously she served as Minister of Children and Youth Services. In her
capacity as Minister of Children and Youth Services, she worked with families
and communities to provide nurturing, safe environments for children and youth.
In addition to her ministerial appointment, she served as a member of the
Agenda and Priorities Committee.

Initially named to Cabinet in 2004, Mrs. Fritz served as Minister of
Seniors and Community Supports, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban
Development in 2007 and Minister of the newly-created Housing and Urban Affairs
in 2008.

Prior to serving as a Minister of the Crown, Mrs. Fritz served as the
Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Managing Growth Pressures, as a member
of Treasury Board and chaired both the Alberta Multicultural Commission and the
Women’s Breast Cancer Screening Council. She also sponsored three Private
Members’ Bills, including a bill for mandatory bicycle helmet use for children
and teenagers.

From 1988 until 1993, Mrs. Fritz served as a City of Calgary Alderman in
Ward 5, one of Canada’s largest civic ridings.

Prior to seeking elected office, Mrs. Fritz worked as a registered nurse
at Calgary General Hospital for over 20 years.

As a long-time resident of Calgary-Cross, Minister Fritz is an active
member in local associations and a strong advocate for volunteerism and
community involvement.

She is married to Lanny; they have two grown children.

June 1, 2012