Mrs. Yvonne Fritz – MLA for Calgary-Cross

Dear Jesus, we thank-you for Your
presence in MLA Yvonne Fritz’s life as she fulfills her role in the
legislature.   We pray that she would
have wisdom for all the decisions she must make today.   Thank-you that You surround her with the
people that can best help her to reach her goals and objectives.  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 currently serves as a member of the Standing
Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and
Communities.

In addition to her duties as a
Member, she served as chair of the Standing Committee on Public Health and
Safety during the 27th Legislature and more recently as a member of the
Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee of Privileges,
Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

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, Mrs. 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.