Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness
Honourable Michelle Mungall
Michelle Mungall was the first woman elected as MLA for Nelson-Creston in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. In 2002, she was elected to Nelson city council – the youngest person ever.
On January 22, 2020 she was appointed Minster of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. She previously held the position as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Michelle’s university studies and her career in community development have led her to champion social justice and financial security. Prior to entering politics, she worked in the non-profit sector to reduce poverty and support people in crisis. Internationally, she worked at YMCA Zambia, helping to improve the lives of girls with HIV/AIDS and has volunteered as an election observer in two Ukraine elections.
Michelle and her husband Zak welcomed their son, Zavier, on July 21, 2018. He made his first appearance in the British Columbia Parliament Buildings when he was three months old. He was the first baby permitted a front-row seat after all parties unanimously supported rule changes allowing infants on the chamber floor while in the care of a parent.