2022 Candidacy Announcement

I’m announcing today my candidacy for re-election to Salmon Arm city council this coming October. It’s been a privilege to serve as a City Councillor for the past two terms and I’m humbly offering my leadership skills, ideas, passion and experience to continue to build on our collective strengths in the upcoming term.

I’ll continue to listen closely to citizens’ ideas, assure the financial stability of the city, ensure we maintain critical services & infrastructure and advance progressive ideas as Salmon Arm grows. I’ll remain steadfast in reaching collaborative common-sense solutions for Salmon Arm citizens.

See timlavery.ca for my campaign updates as the election approaches.

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.

Thanks Salmon Arm

Thanks to Salmon Arm residents who have been so engaged in our 2018 local election.

Thanks also to the quality candidates who offered up their good names, ideas and countless hours of commitment for Salmon Arm’s future. Please stay involved.

Finally, thanks for your vote of trust. I’ll listen closely and work hard!