Get to know the Kelowna Chamber's Board of Directors and Ambassadors in our new newsletter segment. This bi-weekly update will introduce you to the people behind-the-scenes at the Chamber, and learn what they love about serving our business community. This week we want to introduce you to Maxine DeHart, a wonderful Appointee to our fantastic Chamber Board of Directors. If you would like to learn more about our Ambassador program and get involved please EMAIL US.
What is your position / title and company, and what do you do there?
1) City of Kelowna
City Councillor (since 2011 to present)
2) Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
Director of Sales (30 years)
3) Kelowna Capital News
Business Columnist (24 years)
How long have you been in the Okanagan? If you aren’t originally from the valley, what led you to call the Okanagan ‘home’?
I relocated from Calgary to Kelowna and have been here since 1971, which makes it 50 years ago this year. Married a local, Chris DeHart who was born and raised in Kelowna.
What do you enjoy most about your role with the Kelowna Chamber?
I enjoy my role as the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce focuses on business and businesses in our community. It is very important for me to support all sizes and types of businesses in our City and the surrounding area. I also enjoy all the board members who are leaders and dedicated members in our community.
What are you looking forward to / planning for the future?
At this time, I am looking forward to the next two years as a City Councillor. I am also looking forward to contributing to the Chamber as much as possible in their business endeavours as the Appointee for the City of Kelowna on the board. My fitness goal is to keep up my 4Km a day walk......and see an end to COVID in 2021.