Kelly Fehr is a long time Vernon resident who has served Vernon as a City Councillor and North Okanagan Regional District Director since 2018.
Kelly is married with a blended family of four adult children.
Kelly has served Vernon as a senior manager for a local non-government organization since 2007. Kelly is perhaps best known for the affordable housing, food insecurity & anti poverty-advocacy work he is involved in.
Kelly has served on boards and committees at all three levels of government. He has been an active volunteer in Vernon and believes giving back is vital to a healthy community.
Fair & Equal representation for all people regardless of age, sex, race, creed, social or economic status.
Increase affordable and accessible housing options.
Long term, fiscally responsible and sustainable planning with a focus on utilizing best practices.
Ongoing investments into core infrastructure.
Maintain and strengthen relationships with regional, indigenous, provincial and federal partners.
Strengthen the social fabric of the community through access to support services, employment opportunities, the arts, athletics and natural spaces.
Community Safety through adequate funding and advocacy for RCMP, Bylaw Enforcement, Mental Health & Substance Use Services.
Investing in environmental initiatives both community based and for the Corporation of Vernon.
Kelly Fehr serves as the Executive Director of Operations for Turning Points Collaborative Society, an Okanagan based Not for Profit.
This registered charity serves the communities of Enderby, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Summerland.
The key areas of focus include:
Employment Services, Residential Addiction Recovery Services, Affordable and Accessible Housing, Emergency Shelter Diversion, Rental Subsidies / Supports, Supporting people with / or at risk of contracting Blood-Borne Pathogens, Health / Mental Health Supports, Overdose Prevention.
Turning Points was awarded the 2022 Employer of the Year Award, 2021 Not for Profit of the Year Award and 2020 People's Choice Award by the North Okanagan Chamber of Commerce.
Community Members become Community Leaders when they are engaged with their community, when they are giving back.
If you want to get involved in your community but are not sure where to look, feel encouraged to send Kelly an email.
You may be interested in getting involved with specific arts or sports associations, learning more about Truth and Reconciliation, wanting to volunteer or donate to a local charity or perhaps you want to apply for a committee operated by the City of Vernon.
If you are not sure where to look, Kelly is here to help!
"It is important to me to mentor leadership by walking alongside all segments of our population. By listening and learning about the different experiences and truths people have." - Kelly Fehr