Wednesday, March 7, 2012
MLA: Rob Howard - Richmond Centre
Father, we bless MLA: Rob Howard. We ask Father that You would strengthen him as he goes about his daily tasks that affect the people of British Columbia. As he undertakes the assignments that he is involved with may You empower him with fresh and renewed revelation, wisdom and understanding. Father, we ask that in the midst of his busy schedule You will provide him with times of refreshing that will renew his strength and invigorate him. Bless Him, Father! In Jesus' name, Amen.
Rob Howard was elected as the MLA for Richmond Centre in 2009.
Rob was born and raised in Richmond and has raised his son Justin here with his wife Trudy. Rob ran his own business, a commercial real estate and seniors’ home management company, prior to becoming an MLA. He has also been involved in many aspects of Richmond life, including a twelve-year involvement with the Richmond Minor Hockey Association.
Rob is a past president of Tourism Richmond, and he has served on the Board of the Richmond Caring Place Society. Rob was also co-chair of the Vancouver Chapter of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia and is a long-time member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
Rob served as a councillor for the City of Richmond for seven years (2001-2008). During his time on Richmond City Council, he served as the chair of the Finance Committee, as well as the Community Safety and the Public Works and Transportation Committees. Rob was also the Council representative to the Economic Advisory Committee, the Heritage Commission, the Richmond Safe Communities Alliance, the Richmond Sister City Committee, the Minoru Seniors Society, and the Olympic Oval Building Committee.
Rob served as council liaison to the RAV Rapid Transit Task Force, the Economic Development Task Force and Blue Ribbon Business Round Table. Rob also served as a director on the Board of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association.
Provincially, Rob has served on the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Rob currently chairs the Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services, and is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth and the Special Committee to Appoint a Representative for Children and Youth. Rob is also the Provincial Lead for the Air Access initiative.