Katrine Conroy has represented the West Kootenays as MLA since 2005. She is the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and prevously served as Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister Responsible for the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia River Treaty.
While in opposition Katrine was the Caucus Whip in addition to being critic for Seniors, Interior Economic Development, Labour, Freedom of Information (FOI), Columbia Power Corporation, Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia River Treaty.
Katrine had a varied career before becoming a MLA and was one of B.C.'s first female power engineers, an early childhood educator, Executive Director of a multi service non-profit agency, a college instructor, and a small business person.
Together with her husband Ed, Katrine raised four children and has nine grandchildren and, for 42 years, has lived on their ranch in Pass Creek.