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Hon. Katrine Conroy, Kootenay West

Almighty God, your Word tells us in 1 Chronicles 29:13, “Now therefore, our God, we thank you, and praise your glorious name” and it is our honour to raise the Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and MLA for Kootenay-West before you in thanksgiving and prayer. Inspire and energize Ms. Conroy and her team with new innovations and ideas in all areas in her portfolio, especially those that are impacted by the province’s ongoing wildfire situation. Please keep her family safe and healthy this autumn. In Jesus’ holy name, we pray, amen.

Katrine Conroy was elected as the MLA for Kootenay West in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, 2017 and 2020. She served as MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary from 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn. She is the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the executive director of Kootenay Family Place, 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 , together they have raised four children, and have nine grandchildren.