Dyas running for Mayor of Kelowna

Tom Dyas is running for Mayor of Kelowna.

The Past President of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, and the Chair of the 2020 Memorial Cup Bid Committee announced his intention at Roxby Square in Rutland this morning: “Today is a turning point for me. The time is right for me, and my family, as my business can now allow me to take on this new role. As a Chamber Director for the past eight years, and President for the last two years, I have an in-depth knowledge of the current issues facing our community and a proven track record of working through tough issues.”

Dyas pointed to 5 key Kelowna issues that are critical:

1. Financial accountability for city spending and tax hikes

2. Citizen safety and homelessness in the downtown core

3. Transportation and infrastructure

4. Water management

5. Sustainable, managed growth.

“I feel we can do better. I believe by entering this election more serious discussions on the major issues will ensue. The community will be benefactor, as the issues will be covered with much more in-depth discussion and community input,” said Dyas

Dyas joins current Kelowna Mayor, Colin Basran, Josh Hoggan, Bob Schewe and Bobby Kennedy as the candidates who have officially announced they're running for mayor, on October 20th.  Candidates have until Friday, September 14th to submit completed nomination packages for Mayor, Council or School Trustee.

For all the latest on Kelowna Civic Election details, go HERE.