Louise was born in Quebec City and raised in North Bay Ontario. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Economics and enjoyed working on Parliament Hill first as a Page then as a Legislative Assistant in the Chief Opposition Whip's office. After relocating to the West Coast in 1990, she worked in publishing and completed her Masters degree at SFU. In 1999, she moved to Salmon Arm and established Mediability Corporate Communications, a design and marketing business. Louise is also a sessional instructor at the Okanagan College in the School of Business.
Louise is married to David Richmond. They have two boys and live in Canoe. As a family they enjoy all that the Shuswap has to offer - the great outdoors, great events, great food and great neighbours.
She is passionate about community-building, creativity and collaboration and is honoured to serve Salmon Arm as a municipal councillor in keeping with her long-standing interest in politics, public affairs and communications.
Development and Planning Services Committee
Housing Task Force
Social Impact Advisory Committee
District Arts Council
Shuswap Regional Airport Commission
Shuswap Regional Airport (CSA) Committee
Kelowna Airport Committee
MIABC Voting Delegate and Alternate (1st Alternate)
Okanagan Regional Library (Alternate)
Deputy Mayor – January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024
Deputy Mayor - April 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025
Deputy Mayor - October 1, 2026 to December 31, 2026