Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MLA: Hon. Dr. Terry Lake - Kamloops-North Thompson - Minister of Environment

"Through wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established." Proverbs 24:3. Our Heavenly Father, gracious and true, to You we raise our hands and hearts in prayer for MLA: Hon. Dr. Terry Lake who is an elected member of our legislature. Lord, His needs may be many in sorting through the complications of the Legislature. We ask You for extraordinary guidance for this good man who has been so generous over many years with his time and talents. May he sense the Divine Hand of God leading him to good and wise decisions. Prepare his heart for any trying days that may lie ahead. Bless his family as they journey along with him and may they realize how important they are to him. Again in Jesus blessed name, we pray. Amen and Amen.

Terry Lake is MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson and Minister of Environment.

Previously, he was the Parliamentary Secretary for Health Promotion to the Minister of Health Services. He also served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Ranching Task Force to the Minister of Agriculture and Lands. He was elected MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson on May 12, 2009.

Terry also served on the Selecting Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, on Health, and on Legislative Initiatives. He was also a member of the Early Childhood Education Innovations Committee.

A veterinarian by profession, Terry served as the Mayor of the City of Kamloops from 2005-2008 and as a city councillor from 2002-2005, a time when Kamloops reached record employment and construction and was recognized for service to residents by the National Quality Institute.

Terry is a recipient of the BC Veterinary Medical Association Award of Merit for service to the profession and has served as Vice President of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association and Vice President of the Union of BC Municipalities. He was a member of the BC Transit Board of Directors for three years when transit service increased dramatically in Kamloops.

Community service has long been a part of Terry’s life whether serving as president of the Coquitlam Rotary Club in the 1990s or as president of the Kamloops Recreational Soccer League. One of his most rewarding experiences was traveling with Developing World Connections to Tangalle, Sri Lanka in 2008 to assist with tsunami relief.

Terry and his wife Lisa have three daughters, a dog and a cat.

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