Making a Difference for Salmon Arm

A Liveable, Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Salmon Arm

Welcome to my Salmon Arm 2022 campaign website. Please browse the Tabs above & share with friends and family. 

I’ll continue to work hard through thoughtful, researched and progressive leadership to ensure a better future for Salmon Arm.

I remain committed to listening closely to all ideas, building consensus of citizens and reaching the best community-building decisions for the future of Salmon Arm.

It’s who I am and it’s what I do!

The Platform tab above expands on the four pillars of initiatives I plan to advance and support for this next term. Some of them are now underway but need to be further supported, some will be before the new council to decide and others are ideas and motions I will introduce.

Tim Lavery: Current Salmon Arm city councillor running for re-election on Oct 15 2022

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Salmon Arm Observer Bio Request

My response to the Observer’s request of Who I am & Why I’m Running

I moved with my wife Nancy Kolkind to Salmon Arm 28 years ago to raise a family and because of the incredible lifestyle that Salmon Arm offers. It’s the best decision we’ve ever made! We have two wonderful young adult daughters and many close connections in our community.

As an educator, I understand that investing in learning and capacity-building paves the way for a better future – whether that be in education or ensuring a Liveable, Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Salmon Arm.

I’ll continue to work hard through measured, thoughtful and progressive leadership to meet these goals. I remain committed to listening closely to all ideas, building consensus of citizens and making the many consequential decisions needed for the future of Salmon Arm. That takes genuine collaboration, a healthy exchange of ideas and a majority of council to implement policies.

I am fully committed to having the best functioning Salmon Arm local government possible. That involves working with integrity, respect, accountability and collaboration. That’s who I am and it’s what I do. My over-riding focus is on supporting a Salmon Arm that works well for its citizens.

See for my full re-election campaign platform and thanks for your support.

Posted in the Observer Sept 21st 2022 edition

Saturday October 15th 2022 is General Voting Day

Salmon Arm’s local government election General Voting Day is on Saturday October 15th 2022.

Advance Voting are Wed. Oct 5th & 11th 

Full election info including voting locations, id required etc. is at

It’s for a 4 year term running until the next elections in fall 2026.

Current Committees, Boards & Certification

I represent the City of Salmon Arm on these boards and committees for 2022.

  • Active Transportation Task Force (Co-Chair)
  • Agriculture Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Housing Task Force (Co-Chair)
  • Member of Ag Advisory to SA Food Hub (Zest)
  • Council Rep for FireSmart initiatives
  • Sterile Insect Release Director (CSRD)
  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District Director
  • Deputy Mayor – (July 1/21 – Sep 30/21) (Oct 1/22 – Dec/22)
  • Shuswap Emergency Program
  • Development & Planning Committee
  • Transportation & Water/Sewer Tax Courts of Revision


A commitment to ongoing leadership:  In 2021, I completed the Level 2 Certification in Local Government Leadership after completing Level 1 in 2017. These LGLA Leadership Certifications involve workshops, conferences and seminars on governance, financial reporting and legal responsibilities as well as understanding the many key issues facing local governments in B.C.  A level can be achieved only once each 4 year term.

These learning opportunities plus the many external relationships with other local governments I’ve developed through SILGA, UBCM, the CSRD and the ORL  have been incredibly valuable in being a more effective councillor. If re-elected, I’ll complete the highest certification available – Level 3 – in the upcoming term. Continuous Learning is always an ongoing part of leadership.