Engagement process

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Engaged communities are strong communities.

The City frequently seeks input regarding: priorities for the community, land use planning, projects and initiatives.

Decisions made by local government are improved through open and transparent processes, and through the input of citizens and stakeholders. The key to a balanced process is ensuring City leaders and decision makers understand the perspectives, opinions, ideas and concerns of people potentially affected by decisions. Before decisions are made, public input is collected, where appropriate, and included along with other considerations such as financial, environmental and technical limitations, as well as longer term plans (e.g. Official Community Plan).

Depending on the nature of the project, our public engagement includes various means of community involvement:

  • We inform by making timely information, updates and news available through a variety of channels
  • We consult with key experts, consultants, effected community members or groups and key stakeholders to bring multiple views and opinions into the process
  • We involve the public, experts, and special interest groups in planning, analysis and decision-making opportunities
  • We collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external advisors, community members and others to work together on solutions
  • We empower others to be involved or to lead or contribute to projects or initiatives


Get Involved, Kelowna!

Connect | Engage | Inspire

Tour the engagement site and register to receive news about the latest City-led projects. Find timely public input opportunities and help shape policy, projects and other initiatives in your community. Meet the people at the City of Kelowna who are listening to your feedback for each initiative.

Engaged communities are strong communities.

The City frequently seeks input regarding: priorities for the community, land use planning, projects and initiatives.

Decisions made by local government are improved through open and transparent processes, and through the input of citizens and stakeholders. The key to a balanced process is ensuring City leaders and decision makers understand the perspectives, opinions, ideas and concerns of people potentially affected by decisions. Before decisions are made, public input is collected, where appropriate, and included along with other considerations such as financial, environmental and technical limitations, as well as longer term plans (e.g. Official Community Plan).

Depending on the nature of the project, our public engagement includes various means of community involvement:

  • We inform by making timely information, updates and news available through a variety of channels
  • We consult with key experts, consultants, effected community members or groups and key stakeholders to bring multiple views and opinions into the process
  • We involve the public, experts, and special interest groups in planning, analysis and decision-making opportunities
  • We collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external advisors, community members and others to work together on solutions
  • We empower others to be involved or to lead or contribute to projects or initiatives


Get Involved, Kelowna!

Connect | Engage | Inspire

Tour the engagement site and register to receive news about the latest City-led projects. Find timely public input opportunities and help shape policy, projects and other initiatives in your community. Meet the people at the City of Kelowna who are listening to your feedback for each initiative.

Guest Book

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I agree with the other comment asking for more cultural events such as African, Latin etc music. Also there are quite a few areas in the city that could be used with this purpose during specifically themed festivals. For example a Jazz festival. Landmark could have a stage, the park on the other side of Harvey could also have a stage ( It actually already has a stage looking construction). there are many areas in the city that could be used for cultural events and draw people towards them. Instead of just focusing on putting everything in the same place.

daniel 4 days ago

could not open the link for the engagement survey. windows defender. One of the restricting reasons for not taking my bike is THEFT.

Powell about 2 months ago

I was directed here to enter my idea for a signature event, but was re-directed, page not found. Sadly, I was schooled before computers were invented, so could be due to my own incompetence. But I did not find what I was looking for even with the direct link provided by Chris Babcock. I suppose that is one way to filter 'out old and boring' and allow only the youthful ideas.

jschloss 4 months ago

Would like to see more events with bands playing, jazz, african drums, new sounds from outside of the region.
Hosting musicians and artists from outside of the region,

Would like to have events in the park to be permitted, for example, djs in the park on meet us on Bernard,

Markets on Bernard,

A bigger downtown.

marruelcharif 4 months ago

Would be nice to have more cultural events.

Would like to see the theater host plays in different languages.

More cultural events

marruelcharif 4 months ago

Would love to have a Beach bar by the beach, where people can have lunch, have a cocktail, and tan, go for a swim if they want.

A beach club with a pool and a sandy beach.

Where events can be held too and their would be an entrance fee.

marruelcharif 4 months ago

Would love to have a public outdoor Pool like the city if Montreal has.

A Public Outdoor Pool operated by the city where people can swim laps and tan and kids can have their own small pool.

marruelcharif 4 months ago

I would like to see the road up Knox Mountain to remain closed.
The mountain road is very busy now with people walking, some with dogs, strollers and children, also many bikes , long boarders and recently, electric scooters.
I think that it is safer not having to navigate cars, trucks, recreation vehicles and motorcycles going up and down the mountain. At times the vehicles meeting going up and down the road at the same time when the public are walking and it's necessary to scramble to the narrow gravel shoulder.
It is a very tranquil experience to walk up the mountain without the traffic.

Linda Nickel 6 months ago

Love it. It was my hope from day one ATC path would extend to the Greenway parking. Kelowna is an active city. Tourists love to be active and be as close to waterfront parks as possible. For those that cannot ride bikes anymore, I would dream of a electric bus/tram-like that would travel from downtown to Boyce Gyro alone the corridor. It would be a hop-on, hop off (one fare) like Boston MA has and it facilitates people travelling, shopping, eating, swimming, visiting and cuts down on cars. Great tourist attraction. Could even provide tours with summer jobs for kids taking about heritage, buildings, history of area. Win win for us all. Barbara Carroll.

barbara carroll 6 months ago

Always good to see more grass in the Down Town core. and improvement to the sand beach area.

KenD 10 months ago

I have yet to see any Kelowna community designed to foster a healthy housing or healthy community initiative. All I see are hillsides full of boring unattractive housing developments. In my opinion after 45 plus years of research none that reflect a healthy housing or healthy community.

Communities are continuing to be designed that reflect a bygone era. A society far different than the one we presently live in.

Global Agro-Ecology/Permaculture Consultant 10 months ago

Well, at first try I wanted to enter some feedback on the proposed ATC.. when I click on the link it goes to "page not found".. not very engaging .

steve 12 months ago

It is a great idea as long as the City listens.

Christine R12 over 4 years ago

This is a great platform for sharing about the city and planning.
One suggestion...the registration for Get Involved is separate from the City of Kelowna online registration (different username/password required).
When I tried to enter a City survey from an email, one of the Get Involved (Capri-Landmark) surveys, I was redirected to sign in. No where did it indicate that the sign-in was separate from the City of Kelowna login, so I kept using my City of Kelowna username and password only to get the message that my login was invalid. After speaking with your Communications department personnel twice (a very lovely and helpful Amanda), and changing my City of Kelowna password twice, did we discover the error. I hope this will help with others who may run into the same issue.
Many thanks, LGoodwin

Lori Goodwin over 4 years ago
Page last updated: 27 July 2020, 09:04