MLA Ellis Ross, Skeena
Thursday, September 28, 2017
We are privileged to pray for, and to welcome newly elected MLA Ellis Ross to the BC legislature. While it will be a new role for him, he is not a stranger to the riding he represents in Skeena. His hard work there has already benefited his community. We pray he will know your leading & direction to fulfill all You have planned for him in the days ahead. Protect & keep him and his family in good health and happiness. Jesus, we pray in Your dear name Amen
Ellis Ross was elected MLA for Skeena in 2017.
Ellis has served as the Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing and has worked in both the private and public sectors, and has business experience in hand logging, beachcombing, and construction.
Ellis worked full time as a taxi boat operator until the Haisla Nation Council requested that he become their first full-time councillor. Ellis served in this position for eight years, from 2003 to 2011. In 2011, Ellis was elected Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation, and was re-elected by acclamation in 2013.
Ellis has been recognized as a business leader by both BC Business magazine and Canadian Business magazine. In 2012, Ellis was appointed the inaugural chair of the Aboriginal Business and Investment Council. In 2014, he was the only First Nations leader among 25 Canadians invited by then-Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to a public policy and budget retreat.
In recognition of his community service, Ellis was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 and the Order of BC in 2014.
He is a proud father of two daughters and a proud grandfather.