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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 Managerwho oversees City operations. 

Council priorities 2019-2022 identifies the strategic shifts, improvements and changes that are important to Council, the community and organization. It’s an open and accessible commitment to how we will advance the Imagine Kelowna vision within this timeframe and work toward becoming the Kelowna residents told us they want to see.

Mayor & Councillor biographies

Meet our Mayor & Councillors and learn how to connect with them. Citizens should be aware that all written and email correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council become public documents once received by the City. 

Mayor Colin Basran

Mayor Colin Basran

  • First elected to Kelowna City Council in 2011
  • Served as a Councillor for one term
  • Elected Mayor in 2014
  • Re-elected Mayor in 2018 for a second term

Committees

Contact

Mayor's Office 
250-469-8980 
mayorandcouncil@kelowna.ca

Councillor Maxine DeHart

Councillor Maxine DeHart

  • First elected to  City Council in 2011
  • Second term as a City Councillor in 2014
  • Re-elected for a third term as a City Councillor in 2018

Committees

Contact

250-469-8865
mdehart@kelowna.ca

Councillor Ryan Donn

Councillor Ryan Donn

  • Elected to City Council in 2014
  • Re-elected for a second term to City Council in 2018

Committees

  • Bio-Solids Advisory Committee
  • Central Okanagan Committee for Safe Schools
  • Civic Awards
  • Economic Development Commission

Contact

250-469-8674
rdonn@kelowna.ca 
facebook.com/ryandonnkelowna
@RyanDonn

Councillor Gail Given

Councillor Gail Given

  • First elected to Kelowna City Council in 2011
  • Second term as a City Councillor in 2014
  • Re-elected for a third term to City Council in 2018

Committees

Contact

250-469-8677
ggiven@kelowna.ca

Councillor Charlie Hodge

Councillor Charlie Hodge

  • First elected to Kelowna City Council in 2008
  • Second term as a City Councillor in 2014
  • Re-elected for a third term to City Council in 2018

Committees

Contact

Phone: 250-469-8896
Cell: 250-808-0674
chodge@kelowna.ca 

Councillor Brad Sieben

Councillor Brad Sieben

  • Elected to City Council in 2014
  • Re-elected for a second term to City Council in 2018

Committees

Contact

250-215-4377
bsieben@kelowna.ca 

Councillor Mohini Singh

Councillor Mohini Singh

  • First elected to Kelowna City Council in 2011
  • Second term as a City of Kelowna Councillor in 2014
  • Re-elected for a third term to City Council in 2018

Committees

Contact

250-469-8949
msingh@kelowna.ca 

Councillor Luke Stack

Councillor Luke Stack

  • Elected to Kelowna City Council in 2008, 2011, 2014
  • Re-elected for a fourth-term as a City of Kelowna Councillor in 2018

Committees

Contact

250-878-4990 
lstack@kelowna.ca

Councillor Loyal Wooldridge

Councillor Loyal Wooldridge

  • Elected to Kelowna City Council in 2018

Committees

Contact

250-863-0149
loyal@kelowna.ca

Council committees

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.

Learn more about Council committees

Remuneration

The Mayor receives $110,073.57 annually. Councillors receive $37,409.41 annually, plus an additional $350 per month when they serve as Deputy Mayor (scheduled on a monthly rotating basis). These salaries are effective Jan. 1, 2020 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.