The City of Kelowna is governed by an elected Council comprised of a Mayor and eight Councillors. Members of Council are elected for four-year terms and each member represents the city at large.
In British Columbia, the Community Charter and the Local Government Act grant the elected Council the authority to establish policies to guide the growth, development and operation of the city, set budgets and levy taxes to provide services. Council delegates administrative responsibility to the City Manager, who oversees City operations.
During the November 7, 2022 Inaugural Council Meeting, the new Mayor and Councillors took their Oath of Office.
Biographies will be available shortly for Mayor Tom Dyas and Councillors Ron Cannan, Maxine DeHart, Charlie Hodge, Gord Lovegrove, Mohini Singh, Luke Stack, Rick Webber, and Loyal Wooldridge.
Council committees are created under the Community Charter to provide an opportunity for members of the public to work collaboratively and provide advice on matters referred to them by Council through their Terms of Reference.
The Mayor receives $113,690.61.01 annually. Councillors receive $38,638.69 annually, plus an additional $350 per month when they serve as Deputy Mayor. These salaries are effective Jan. 1, 2022 and are annually adjusted based on the Consumer Price Index published by Statistics Canada for Vancouver (2002=100) for the 12-month period covering January to December of the previous year. For more information, read the Council Remuneration & Expense Bylaw No. 7547.