Josie Osborne

Josie Osborne

Mid Island-Pacific Rim


Minister of Municipal Affairs
Josie's Community Office
3945B Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, V9Y 5N4

 

Josie Osborne

Josie Osborne was elected as MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim in 2020. She is the Minister of Municipal Affairs. She is a member of the Planning and Priorities Committee and the Cabinet Committee on Social Initiatives.

Josie grew up on Vancouver Island and has lived in Tofino for over 20 years, first moving there to work as a fisheries biologist for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and later as executive director of an environmental education non-profit organization. 

She was the Mayor of Tofino from 2013-2020, and also served as Chair and Vice-Chair for the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District. During her time in local government, Josie chaired the Tofino Housing Corporation and was a strong proponent for active transportation and regional transit. She has served as Chair of the Board for the Island Coastal Economic Trust, and in 2017, she was appointed by the BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change to the BC Clean Growth and Climate Action Advisory Council.  

Josie lives with her husband on 10 acres in Tofino with their dog, three goats, and a coop full of chickens.

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Latest News for Josie Osborne

MLA Osborne says funding will support safe social service delivery in Port Alberni

PORT ALBERNI – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne says that nearly $19,000 in funding from the province will help support COVID-safe mental health services in Port Alberni.    “These are very difficult times for many people, and access to counselling and mental health services is more crucial than ever,” said Osborne, MLA for Mid Island – Pacific Rim. “This …