Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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

"He who follows righteousness and mercy, finds life, righteousness and honour". Proverbs 21:20

Heavenly Father You have placed us in charge of this beautiful planet You have given to us as our home.  We pray for MLA: Hon. Dr. Terry Lake, the Minister of the Environment that You will give him great insight into the troubling problems that beset Your marvelous creation and direct him to solutions for the environmental issues we face today.  Heavenly Father,  we know that You love this world and individuals like MLA Lake and others of like mind and pray Your divine guidance for them. Energize him and grant him wisdom, patience, understanding and insight into Your laws that govern the natural world. We pray this in the name of Your beloved son, Jesus. 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 Selecting Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs, Health, and 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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