Community Involvement and Experience:

For 37 years, Gail Given has lived and raised her family in the Kelowna area.

She is blessed with three wonderful adult children; Brianna, Kaitlynn and Brenndan.

Her business, HR and leadership skills were developed through a successful 25-year management career at The Bay. It was through both volunteer work at the schools and her late husband's Council work that Gail was inspired to serve her community in the municipal arena.


Given Family photo courtesy of Valgardson Photography

Kelowna City Councillor, 7 years

  • Audit Committee Member
  • Tourism Kelowna Director
  • Kelowna/Vernon Joint Biosolids Committee
  • SD 23 Safe Schools Committee past member

School Trustee, 3 years

  • Chair of Finance and Legal Committee SD23
  • SD23 Bargaining Committee
  • Human Resources and Staff Services Committee
  • Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Superintendent Evaluation Committee

Director Regional District of Central Okanagan, 7 years

  • Board Chair, Regional District
  • Board Chair, Regional Hospital District
  • Airport Advisory Committee
  • Director, Economic Development Commission
  • Audit Committee Member

Other Involvement

  • Trinity Church Member
  • Salvation Army Community Council Member
  • Store Manager, The Bay, 4 years
  • Assistant Mgr./Sales Mgr., The Bay, 21 years
  • 2010 Honorary Chair, Canadian Cancer Society Gala of Hope

Click here to read about Gail's vision and why she is a great candidate for the next City Council.