Thursday, July 26, 2012

MLA: Michelle Mungall - Nelson-Creston

Father God, thank You have that You placed MLA: Michelle Mungall in a position of influence in various areas that do affect all of us who live in this province.  May You give her blessings in life Lord helping her in every circumstance.  We ask that a supernatural strength and wisdom be given to her to be able to communicate extremely effectively to all the people who are affected by her leadership.  In her own personal life dear Lord we ask that she will find refuge with her family and be encouraged by them also.  Please enable MLA: Mungall to experience the rewards of her work in special ways. We pray for her in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

At the age of 31 years-old, Michelle became the first woman elected as MLA in Nelson-Creston. Seven years earlier, in 2002, she set another record as the youngest person ever elected to Nelson City Council.

Michelle serves as opposition critic for Advanced Education, Youth and Labour Market Development.

Her university studies and her career in community development eventually brought her to Zambia, where she worked to better the lives of girls with HIV/AIDS. Michelle served as Nelson City Councillor (2002-2005); Community Coordinator, Nelson Committee on Homelessness; National Programs Assistant, YWCA Zambia; and managed the Nelson food security and micro-finance non-profit organizations.

Michelle holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science from University of Alberta and a MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University.

She was the 2008 Recipient of the National Social Sciences Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and is bilingual in English and French.

Michelle and her partner Zak reside in their Nelson home. They enjoy skiing, hiking, local arts and being active in the region.


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