Community Involvement and Experience:

For over 40 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 and their spouses Hailey and Lars. 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, 11 years:

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

Director Regional District of Central Okanagan, 11 years:

  • Past Board Chair, Regional District
  • Past Board Chair, Regional Hospital District
  • Municipal Finance Authority representative
  • Airport Advisory Committee
  • Past Director, Economic Development Commission
  • Audit Committee Member
  • Alternate S.I.R. Committee 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

Other Involvement:

  • Trinity Church Member
  • Store Manager, The Bay, 4 years
  • Assistant Mgr./Sales Mgr., The Bay, 21 years