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Who is Cindy Fortin?


  • I have been a resident of Peachland for more than 35 years

  • Raised my three children here – Ayla, April & Shawn

  • Worked as a freelance journalist for more than 20 years, with my work appearing in local, provincial and national publications; over 750 newspaper, magazines, and columns to my credit. My online column      “C-Speak” – political satire and social commentary -- was carried by the Kelowna Daily Courier. 

  • Prior to journalism, was a Licenced Practical Nurse, working primarily in Seniors’ Care

  • Taught Freelance Journalism (Okanagan College, Continuing Education)

  • am1150 "Talk Show Idol" contest, top 3 runner-up (I spoke on politics, of course. Federal politics, in this case.)

  • Author: “Foreseen Demise” novel, 2015


      Writing, Painting, Fishing, Sailing, Geocaching, Hockey and CFL Fan

Local Government:

  • Mayor of Peachland from 2014 to present

  • Peachland Councillor from 2011 to 2014  

  • Vice-Chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board

  • Chair of both the Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change, and the Peachland Healthy Watersheds Committee

       *(See full list, below)

  • LGLA Leadership Certificate – Level I and II (Local Government Leadership Academy)

In addition to my work on Peachland Council, I sit on several Boards and Committees:

  • Director, Central Okanagan Regional District (RDCO)

  • Vice-Chair, Okanagan Basin Water Board

  • Director, Peachland Seniors Support Society (Affordable Seniors Housing)

  • Chair, Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change

  • Chair, Peachland Healthy Watersheds Committee

  • Vice-Chair, Westside Regional Wastewater Stakeholder Select Committee

  • New Fire Hall Advisory Committee

  • Central Okanagan Economic Recovery Task Force (during Covid)

  • RDCO Audit Committee

  • RDCO Hospital Board

  • Peachland HUB, non-voting member


  • CATCH (Community Action Towards Children’s Health)

  • STPCO (Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan)

  • CANADA 150 Celebrations Committee (2016-2017)


  • UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities)

  • SILGA (Southern Interior Local Government Association)

  • FCM (Federation Canadian Municipalities)

  • Peachland Community Arts Council

  • Peachland Wellness Centre

  • Peachland and District Retirement Society

  • Okanagan Regional Library

  • Peachland Chamber of Commerce (District)

  • Royal Canadian Legion, Peachland Br #69

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