Katrine Conroy

Katrine Conroy with her husband, Ed Conroy.

Katrine Conroy was elected as MLA in 2005. The constituency was formerly known as “West Kootenay-Boundary” until the riding boundaries were re-drawn in 2009 and renamed “Kootenay West”.
In addition to her role as MLA, she is the Minister of Children and Family Development and the Minister responsible for Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia River Treaty.

Katrine Conroy has been successful in both community and career endeavors. Katrine has enjoyed rewarding careers as one of B.C.’s first female power engineers, as an Early Childhood Educator, Administrator and College Instructor, and as a small business person.

Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the Executive Director of Kootenay Family Place, Co-Chair of the Castlegar and District Social Planning Council, Treasurer of the Community Futures Board, Hospital Board member, and founding Board member of the Community Social Services Employers Association.

With her husband, Ed, Katrine lives in Pass Creek where they run a successful ranch breeding prize winning Polled Hereford cattle. Together they have raised four children, and have nine grandchildren.

Katrine’s name is pronounced the Danish way: “Ka-tree-na”.
Katrine uses the pronouns she/her.