Konanz wants to do what is best for Penticton

City of Penticton: Konanz, Helena Councillor candidate

Incumbent councillors Helena Konanz has confirmed her intention to run again.

Konanz admits there have been a number of rough spots during her first term on council.

“It is really tough work, but it is all in the name of doing what is best for Penticton. In that respect, being on council you can really make a difference and I appreciate that,” said Konanz.

Konanz received 3,737 votes in the last municipal election, which placed her second in the polls.

Konanz said her background ranged from a career in professional sports, education in political science and business in health and wellness.


I have been a member council since 2011. I graduated from UCLA and have had many careers, including as a professional tennis player.

I worked for Nike where I met my husband, Adam Konanz. We have lived in the Okanagan for 20 years, have two teenage children and are small business owners.

I’ve served on multiple committees, and focused on expanding skilled trades training and fiscal prudence. I’ll continue to advocate for a permanent welding training facility.

I want to revamp the budget process. Each city department would bring forward budgets at equal or less than city revenues from the previous year, with a zero deficit.

Departments can then present additional projects, and it will be up to the council to deliberate whether or not to support them. Just as any healthy community must live within its means, so must the City of Penticton.