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 he is now the President and a partner in 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, Pensions ) 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 Bachelors 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. Hopefully, grandchildren will be on the way at some point in the near future and they will also be lucky enough to be raised in Salmon Arm.
Kevin has previously served three terms on Salmon Arm City Council ( 2002 to 2011 ), and after a 3 year hiatus due to an unsuccessful mayoralty bid in 2011, he has returned to represent Salmon Arm as a City Councilor. Kevin has also served a 3 year term as President of the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, and is currently the 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, squash 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 the CSRD. His current council term has started with his representation focused locally, on the Economic Development Society Board, the Downtown Salmon Arm Board, and the Shuswap Recreation Society Board. Kevin is very thankful that the citizens Salmon Arm have allowed him to again help shape the future of our great community.
- 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