Naomi Yamamoto was appointed Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness on July 30, 2015.
First elected as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale in the 2009 general provincial election, Naomi has previously served as Minister of State for Small Business, Minister of Advanced Education, Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations, and Minister of State for Building Code Renewal.
Previously, Naomi was the president and owner of Tora Design Group in North Vancouver for 21 years. She also enjoyed working with the business community as chair of the BC Chamber of Commerce, chair of the North Shore Credit Union, and representing the North Vancouver Chamber on Vancouver's North Shore Tourism Association Board.
She served a six-year term on the board of Capilano College (now Capilano University), with the last three years as chair. She also enjoyed six years as a director of North Shore Neighbourhood House.