Katrine Conroy is the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. She was first elected as the MLA for Kootenay West in May 2009 and has represented the West Kootenays since 2005.
Katrine previously served as the Minister of Children and Family Development and worked to make life better for families across the Province.
Katrine had a varied career before becoming an MLA. She was one of B.C.’s first female power engineers and worked as an early childhood educator, administrator, college instructor, and a small business person.
Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the executive director of Kootenay Family Place, an instructor at Selkirk College; co-chair of the Castlegar and District Social Planning Council, treasurer of the Regional District of Central Kootenay Community Futures Board and founding board member of the Community Social Services Employers Association.
Katrine lives in Pass Creek on a ranch breeding prize-winning Polled Hereford cattle. She has four children and nine grandchildren.