Monday, December 21, 2009

Hon. Naomi Yamamoto - Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations and Member for North Vancouver Lonsdale

Lord, we come to You today for Naomi Yamamoto: MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, and Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations.

"Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness," says Your Living Word. Father, we pray these words for Naomi.

Holy Spirit, fill her with Your joy and peace, surrounding her wherever she is called to be, especially in her constituency, producing that harvest of righteousness.

Bless her with walking in Your ways, we ask in Jesus' Name. 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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