Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MLA: Hon. Shirley Bond

Photo of MLA Our Heavenly Father, to-day we come to You in the name of Jesus to pray for Shirley Bond. We give grateful thanks that she will , once again, serve this province for yet another term.

As she faces the challenges of her new portfolio, as Minister of Transportation, we pray You will grant her great wisdom, knowledge and understanding, with special clarity of vision.

We pray the sufficiency of Your grace will give her courage, strength, confidence and sound judgement that will always sustain her through the many daily challenges of making decisions, adjustments and innovative changes.

Encourage her with a strong supportive, dependable staff, ever ready to carry out their responsibilities with integrity and faithfulness.

We give thanks for her faithfulness and recognize the daily sacrifices made by herself and her family, to discharge the myriad of duties as an MLA. in order to serve the people of this province, she does so well.

Father, bless her abundantly with good health, happiness, as well as protection and safety, as she travels.

Shirley Bond was re-elected to a third term as MLA for Prince George-Valemount on May 12, 2009 and appointed Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure on June 10, 2009.
Shirley was previously appointed Minister of Education and Minister responsible for Early Learning and Literacy on June 16, 2005 and Deputy Premier on September 20, 2004. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board, chairs the Cabinet Committee on New Relationship Coordination, and is a member of the Cabinet climate Action Committee.
Shirley was elected in 2001 and re-elected in 2005 to represent the riding of Prince George-Mount Robson. She previously served as Minister of Advanced Education and Minister of Health Services.
Before her election to the Legislative Assembly, she served three terms on the Prince George School Board, the last as chair. She also worked with the continuing education department of the Prince George School District, becoming its business manager. She was given the B.C. Interior, North & Yukon Woman of Distinction Award for her work in public education.
Minister Bond has an arts and science diploma from the College of New Caledonia and, up until becoming MLA, was working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of Northern BC.
She was protocol director for the 2001 Special Olympic Summer Games and sat on the boards of Carey Theological College, the Personal Living Choices Society, the Trinity Opportunity Fund Grants Committee and the City of Prince George's Standing Committee on Youth.
Shirley and Bill Bond live in Prince George. They have twin adult children.

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