Councillor Chad Eliason


Chad was born and raised in Salmon Arm. He graduated from Salmon Arm Senior Secondary in 1996 and promptly departed on a Rotary exchange to Brazil. Upon his return to Canada, Chad began his post-secondary education at Okanagan College and completed a degree in economics and sociology at the University of Victoria.

After living in Victoria, Calgary and Montreal and having traveled to many countries, Chad is proud to call Salmon Arm home.

Elected to Council in 2005, Chad is the youngest member of Council. Regardless of the committee or project that Chad is assigned to, he embraces the experience with enthusiasm and jumps in wholeheartedly. Chad is involved in the community through various volunteer initiatives.

Chad feels his career in the mortgage industry provides a unique perspective to address today's challenges in the community. Chad spends his spare time running, playing volleyball and trying to get into the mountains through the means of mountain biking, hiking or backpacking.


  • Development and Planning Services Committee
  • Deputy Mayor – November 5, 2018 through March 31, 2019
  • Deputy Mayor - July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
  • Downtown Parking Commission
  • Kelowna Airport Committee
  • MIABC Voting Delegate
  • Rail Trail Liaison
  • Salmon Arm Roots and blues Festival Liaison
  • Shuswap Regional Airport Commission
  • Shuswap Regional Airport (Salmon Arm) Committee
  • Tourism Review
  • Transportation Parcel Tax Court of Revision
  • Water / Sewer Frontage Tax Court of Revision