Okanagan Falls Community Services

2019 Public Engagement Information

Engagement Update: July 2019

The public engagement process commenced March 2019 and was expected to continue into the Fall of the same year however, a request to discontinue the process early resulted in a Board resolution to finalize all work and report out effective June 30.

View the Final Report HERE

Prior to June 30, some face-to-face public engagement had been completed. In addition, a survey was distributed via ad mail to residents in Electoral Areas "D" and "I". The survey was also accessible online and was heavily advertised, resulting in 282 responses. The responses from the surveys will be viewable in the Final Report.

Engagement Update: March 2019

The RDOS is requesting feedback from Electoral Areas "D" and "I" residents

As a result of the 2018 boundary change to Electoral Area "D" (Skaha East/Okanagan Falls) and the creation of Electoral Area "I" (Skaha West/Kaleden/Apex), residents are being asked to provide suggestions and input on the future use of the RDOS Community Service Office in Okanagan Falls which is currently funded through the Economic Development Service bylaw.

Bylaw No. 2447,2008

The satellite office currently provides local access to a variety of RDOS services and facilitation of community projects and initiatives.

During the public engagement process there will be opportunities for residents, groups and associations to provide feedback on the current office and service format. These opinions will inform RDOS staff and Area "D" and "I" Directors as they determine the mix of services delivered and the level of financial support the community is willing to commit. Public engagement over the next few months is intended to inform residents about the services currently being offered in Areas "D" and "I" through the community office; provide an opportunity for the Area "D" and "I" Directors to inform residents about proposed enhancements and changes to services; and encourage public involvement in decision-making.

Residents can learn more about the background of the Community Office and the proposed changes to the service by clicking here: Area "D" Residents or Area "I" Residents

Complete the Survey

Residents of Area "D" and "I" are being asked to complete the below surveys to assist the Directors of Area "D" and "I" and RDOS Staff in understanding how the Community Services Office in Okanagan Falls is currently being used and to gain feedback and suggestions about which services and initiatives are important.

Area "D" Resident Survey

 Area "I" Resident Survey


Printed surveys can be mailed or dropped off at the RDOS Main Office in Penticton.

RDOS - Main Office
Attention: Legislative Services
101 Martin Street
Penticton, BC  V2A 5J9

If you have questions, please contact Greg Rose at 250-486-1670 or by email engagement@rdos.bc.ca

Contacts & Office Hours



RDOS Community Service Office

#1 5350 - 9th Avenue, Okanagan Falls

Open Tuesday to Thursday

8:30am - 4:30pm

Electoral Area 'D' Director, Ron Obirek



Electoral Area 'I' Director, Subrina Monteith





Public Engagement Opportunities

Consultation with residents will include email and phone communication, face-to-face engagement with residents in the RDOS Community Services Office and local events, open house events, and online or mail-out surveys.

Dates and location will be available soon.