Councillor Tim Lavery


Tim and his wife Nancy moved to Salmon Arm in 1994 because of its natural beauty, unique sense of community and to raise a family in a liveable city. Nancy grew up in Salmon Arm. They have two daughters and are actively involved in local schools, sports, recreation, arts and community events.

Tim attended UBC - Vancouver for undergrad (BA Geography), education (teacher certification) and graduate (Educational Admin) programs. He retired as a full-time educator supporting adult learners and at-risk youth. He has close connections with local Indigenous families and communities.

Tim is known for implementing solutions that make sense, aligning staff and services to meet public needs, managing public sector resources in fiscally tight times and taking on the responsibility to make a real difference.

Tim is serving on his second term on council. His overall goals are to help build a better Salmon Arm and to connect citizens with their local government.


  • Active Transportation Task Force 
  • Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District 
  • Deputy Mayor – October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
  • Deputy Mayor - January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
  • Development and Planning Services Committee
  • Housing Task Force
  • SEP Executive Committee Liaison (CSRD Bylaw 5690)
  • Transportation Parcel Tax Court of Revision
  • Water / Sewer Frontage Tax Court of Revision