Dear Jesus I bring before you today MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard and I ask that you fill her life with beauty. Give her ample time around her busy schedule to smell the roses, see beautiful sunsets/sunrises. May her life be like a flourishing garden. We pray for many wonderful moments with family and friends, moments that would bless and encourage her. I pray for a life filled with gratitude. Thank you Jesus!
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.