Thursday, January 21, 2010

MLA Katrine Conroy - Kootenay West

Dearest Heavenly Father, we thank You for MLA Katrine Conroy and for her great willingness to step out and make a difference in her world. We ask that You use the knowledge she has gained through the various leadership positions and careers she has held for the greater good of the province, according to Your purposes, oh Lord.

We ask that you cause her desires and goals to come in line with Yours, that she would be a conduit of blessing for the people of the West Kootenays and beyond. May you grant her success in her public career as an MLA, even as you have blessed her in her private endeavours, and may she recognize that it is You that has done this, oh Lord.

Katrine Conroy was elected as the MLA for Kootenay West May 12, 2009. She served as MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary from May 17, 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.

Katrine Conroy has been successful in both community and career endeavors. Katrine has enjoyed successful careers as one of B.C.'s first female Steam Engineers, as an Early Childhood Educator, Administrator and College Instructor, and as a small business person.

Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the Executive Director of Kootenay Family Place, Co-Chair of the Castlegar and District Social Planning Council, Treasurer of the Regional District of Central Kootenay Community Futures Board, Hospital Board member, and founding Board member of the Community Social Services Employers Association.

With her husband Ed, Katrine lives in Pass Creek where they run a successful ranch breeding prize winning Polled Hereford cattle. Together they have raised four children, and have five grandchildren.

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