Title: Just call me “happily retired but still interested”
Larry Pedersen is a lifetime BC resident who lived and worked in many regions of the Province over the 40 years of his career in resource management. He is a Registered Professional Forester who was given the Distinguished Forester’s Award by his profession in 2005.
From 1994 to 2004, Larry was the Chief Forester for the province. In that position, he developed strong interests in sustainability and has a healthy respect for managing to the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental interests.
In June 2005 Larry was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. After 5 rewarding years in that position, he retired from public service in June 2010 and continues his fascination with public policy.
Larry also has a strong background in board governance, having sat on the board of various not for profit organizations as well as having been a member or volunteer for various service clubs and community organizations. He is currently the president of the ChoirKids initiative and also sits on the Board of Our Place Society, a local shelter in Victoria.
He is proudly married to Debbie and they have 3 sons. He loves to sing and is a founding member of the Arbutus Singers choir in Victoria.