Born and raised in Penticton, and a graduate of Pen-Hi, Karla Kozakevich has been elected by acclamation as the RDOS director for Naramata.
In 2005 she moved to Naramata with her husband and son. She said becoming involved with a variety of volunteer committees provided insight into what a unique and caring community Naramata and the surrounding area truly is, inspiring her to do more. Prior to politics, she worked for many years contracting with both the federal and provincial governments to provide services to people with physical, cognitive and mental health disabilities. She grew up working in the family business, the Three Gables Hotel, which her family owned and operated from 1937 to 1998.
One of her main areas of focus has been on infrastructure replacement specific to the drinking water system. Kozakevich said she has enjoyed the past three years working with the citizens of Area E as well as with RDOS staff and is privileged to continue working on their behalf over the next four years.