Bob Bromley was born in Yellowknife. After graduating from Sir John Franklin High School, Bob attended universities in Calgary, Alberta; Fairbanks, Alaska; and Corvallis, Oregon to attain his BSc, MSc, and PhD. He returned to Yellowknife to work as the bird biologist for the Government of the Northwest Territories for 16 years. During this period he worked to support amendments to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to permit legal take of waterfowl during the spring hunt and he partnered with universities and other agencies to establish and operate a wildlife research station in the Central Arctic.
In 1997, Mr. Bromley left the government to begin his sustainable communities consulting business in Yellowknife, while maintaining an interest in the extended family business started by his parents and grandparents. His most recent work was a long-term sustainable community partnership with the community of Whati, Ecology North and other agencies and organizations to produce and begin implementing the first comprehensive Community Energy Plan in the Northwest Territories.
Mr. Bromley has an extensive history of volunteering and community service. In 1971, he co-founded Ecology North, a charitable, homegrown environmental organization in the Northwest Territories. For 9 years he was an instructor with the Strings Across the Sky Charitable Foundation fiddle program across the NWT and is currently an instructor with the Aurora Fiddle Society in Yellowknife. Mr. Bromley was a member of the Aurora Institute's Research Advisory Council for several terms, served on the City of Yellowknife's Community Energy Plan Steering Committee, and currently participates on the Tuktuk Nogait National Park Management Board.
Mr. Bromley served as MLA for Weledeh in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 2007 to 2011, including membership on the Standing Committees on Priorities and Planning, Economic Development and Infrastructure, and Social Programs. He also served four years on a Joint Standing Committee on Climate Change. Mr. Bromley was re-elected to the 17th Legislative Assembly on October 3, 2011.
Mr. Bromley and his wife Marianne live in Yellowknife on Ragged Ass Road. Mr. Bromley’s entire extended family lives in Yellowknife.