Councillor Kevin Flynn


Kevin and his family moved from the Lower Mainland to Salmon Arm in 1996 for the lifestyle change, choosing Salmon Arm as an ideal place to raise a young family. Kevin immediately joined Salmon Arm Financial Ltd. and hi sis now the President of this Insurance and Financial Planning business. His wife, Cathy, is also a partner in the business and is the office manager. Kevin is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) with specialization in the sale and service of employee benefit programs (Health, Dental, Disability, Pension) for small/medium sized businesses. He also provides risk management solutions for the owners and employees of these businesses. Kevin graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1986 and started in the insurance industry immediately upon receiving his degree at UBC.

Kevin and Cathy have raised two boys in Salmon Arm, both of whom have chosen to work, live and establish their roots in the Shuswap. The oldest, Chris Bartsch, is working at Salmon Arm Financial and transitional into ownership of SAF. Kevin and Cathy now have two grandchildren in Salmon Arm with more expected.

Kevin has previously served five terms on Salmon Arm City Council (2002 to 2011, 2014 to present) and is happy to back to complete the six pack. Kevin has also served a three-year term as President of the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce and was President of the Salmon Arm Golf Club. Kevin has been actively involved in our community, not only in the political world, but also in organizing and coaching sports. A self-acknowledged sports addict, Kevin enjoys golf, basketball, tennis, downhill skiing and biking, and follows almost all professional and amateur sports with passion.

In an effort to represent Salmon Arm’s interest from a broader perspective, Kevin was active regionally and provincially in his previous Council terms with representation on the boards of SILGA, UBCM, MIA, SIR and CSRD. Kevin is in his third year as the Chair of the CSRD and represents Council on the Downtown Salmon Arm Board. Kevin is extremely thankful that the citizens of Salmon Arm have allowed him to once again help shape the future of our great SMALL CITY with BIG IDEAS.


  • Development and Planning Services Committee
  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District Rep. I
  • Downtown Salmon Arm (DSA)
  • MIABC Voting Delegate 
  • SEP Executive Committee Liaison (CSRD Bylaw 5690)
  • Deputy Mayor – January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023
  • Deputy Mayor - January 1, 2025 to March 31, 2025
  • Deputy Mayor - July 1, 2026 to September 30, 2026