The Communications Department serves as an information conduit between Council and the public, articulating the Strategic Priorities and Operational Plan and programs, projects and services that are rolled out to meet the plan's goals and objectives each year.
The Communications Department's responsibilities include:
News releases (including public notices, public service announcements and media advisories)
Fire and Rescue
West Kelowna Fire and Rescue is comprised of a chief, three assistant chiefs, 32 full time firefighters, an inspector, a fire prevention officer, a public educator and one and a half administrative support staff positions. To learn more please visit:
Administers meetings and official functions of Council and committees
Facilitates Freedom of Information requests
Administers oaths, affirmations, affidavits and declarations on the municipality's behalf
Conducts elections of Mayor and Council and any referenda or opinion polls for the City of West Kelowna
The next election is October 20, 2018.
West Kelowna RCMP's commander oversees 20 municipal officers and six civilian employees. The detachment also works with volunteers who provide a number of volunteer community policing services. To learn more about policing in West Kelowna, please visit: