Laurie is a retired professional having completed her career as Director of Community Services in rural Alberta where she provided leadership and management of several municipal divisions.
Working to support programs and services that meet the needs of a community and organization is her passion and during her professional career she was dedicated to working with all populations. Developing resiliency skills among families, children, youth and seniors, as well as awareness and education programs related to specific issues and needs within the community was a significant part of her role.
Since moving to the Kelowna area in 2017, she has continued to be engaged in the community through various volunteer roles. Presently she serves on several local boards and committees such as:
• West Kelowna, Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee
• Board of Directors for Project Literacy Kelowna Central Okanagan Society.
• Habitat for Humanity Okanagan Community Engagement & Fundraising
As a newly appointed member of the Habitat for Humanity Okanagan Society Board of Directors, she is looking forward to supporting and furthering the organizations’ mission of bringing communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.