The Manitoba government has appointed former RM of Lac du Bonnet Councillor, Cindy Kellendonk to the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC), Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today.
“I look forward to the advice, experience and expertise these women will bring to this council and our government,” said Squires. “The MWAC plays a valuable role in helping government identify key issues of concern and working to address gender equality.”
The MWAC also appointed Debra Jonasson-Young (Winnipeg) and Lizanne Roziere (Winnipeg), as well as returning member Kristen Lynch (Winnipeg) to a two-year term.
Kellendonk was a councillor for the RM of Lac du Bonnet between 2014 and 2018. She ran again in 2018, but was defeated. She is also a small business owner specializing in agricultural products and is a former branch manager for Atomic Energy of Canada.
The MWAC serves as an advisory body to government on women’s issues and works toward enhancing the overall status of women including fair representation of women across the province.