Luke's Experience

Luke served as a civic volunteer for many years prior to being elected to office. He currently sits on the following committees and associations.
  • Central Okanagan Regional District - Appointed Director 2013 - Re-appointed 2015 - present
  • Kelowna Kasugai Sister City Association: Luke served as the City of Kelowna's representative on the Kasugai Sister City Association from 2008-2015.
  • The Kelowna/Vernon Project and the Heart and Surgical Centre Project Liaison Committee: City of Kelowna appointed representative October 2010-
  • The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce City of Kelowna appointed representative: May 2011-Dec 2011
  • DKA - Downtown Kelowna Association - Board member - Appointed January 2012 - 2015.
  • City of Kelowna Audit Committee - 2015- present
  • Airport Advisory Committee - 2016- present

Summary Resume:

  • Kelowna City Council (elected 2008 - re-elected 2011 - re-elected 2015 - present)
  • Society of Hope Housing Society, Executive Director (1989 - present)
  • City of Kelowna Advisory Planning Commission (APC) (2005 - 2008)
  • BC Non-Profit Housing Association – Elected Okanagan Representative (2007 - 2008)
  • Lake Country Big Band (2002-2010)
  • Lake Country Food Bank annual fundraising concert (2002-2010)
  • St. Michael’s Church Columbarium Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Inn from the Cold (Volunteer 2008)
  • Kelowna Life and Arts Festival (Volunteer 2008)
  • City of Kelowna Community Housing Committee (Chairman 1996-2000) Advised Council to adopt Secondary Housing policy and Affordable Housing Fund
  • Willow Park Church- Facilities Committee (2003 - 2008)
  • Willow Park Church Board Member (1997- 2003)
  • Kelowna General Hospital Elected Trustee (1989 - 1995)
    • Executive Committee – Second Vice Chairman (1995)
    • Organizational Resource Committee (Finance)
    • Hospital Information Systems Committee (Chairman)
    • By-Laws Committee (Chairman)
    • Building Committee: Significant projects during his tenure:
      • Construction of the new Hospital wing at KGH
      • Construction of the 100 bed Brookhaven Extended Care facility
      • Cancer Clinic of the Southern Interior (land assembly)