Wednesday, September 2, 2009

MLA: Hon. Naomi Yamamoto - Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations

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As we lift up Naiomi to You today we ask for giftedness in the area of relationships.  We ask for wisdom and discernment as she meets the challenges of her portfolio so that she will always be able to choose the right path in dealing with different levels of government. Please make her as effective as Barnabus in her ability to lead by encouragement.

Help her to be wise beyond her years and lead with great effectiveness and favour.  Daily strengthen her and give her good health in the days ahead.

Bless her family and help them all to be able to balance work with family effectively.  Amen

Naomi Yamamoto was appointed Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations on June 10, 2009.
Minister Yamamoto was elected as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in the 2009 general provincial election.
Naomi has been the president and owner of Tora Design Group in North Vancouver for 21 years and for the past 2 years she has been with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as its President and General Manager.

Recently, Naomi served on the board of the North Shore Credit Union and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and was President of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation, an organization working to build an endowment to ensure the ongoing viability of the Artists for Kids Program in School District 44. As well she represented the North Vancouver Chamber on the North Shore 2010 Spirit Committee and Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association Board.
In 1994, Naomi served as Chair of the BC Chamber of Commerce. She completed a six year term on the board of Capilano College, the last three years as Chair. She also enjoyed 6 years as a director of the North Shore Neighbourhood House.

In 2005, Naomi was appointed as an inaugural member of the Premier’s Small Business Roundtable.

When her schedule permits, Naomi enjoys catch and release fishing for Steelhead in British Columbia’s rivers and running the trails of the North Shore with a group of dedicated runners known as the North Shore Lemmings.

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