Today we lift up Josie Osborne and ask that your peace be with her. May she be full of confidence and creativity for her position. Thank you for the knowledge that she has and the ability to communicate as needed! I ask that her supporters will be helpful and a blessing to her as she seeks solutions for the issues that arise. Keep her and her husband safe as she travels for her job. I am confident that you are with her! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Josie Osborne was elected as MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim in 2020. She is the Minster of Land, Water and Resource stewardship and Minister responsible for Fisheries. Josie grew up on Vancouver Island and has lived in Tofino for over 20 years, first moving there to work as a fisheries biologist for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and later as executive director of an environmental education non-profit organization. She was the Mayor of Tofino from 2013-2020 and served as Chair and Vice-Chair for the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District. During her time in local government, Josie chaired the Tofino Housing Corporation and was a strong proponent for active transportation and regional transit. She has served as Chair of the Board for the Island Coastal Economic Trust, and in 2017, she was appointed by the BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change to the BC Clean Growth and Climate Action Advisory Council. Josie lives with her husband on 10 acres in Tofino with their dog, three goats, and a coop full of chickens.