Mike Kent was born in North Vancouver. He is married to Odina Skovgaard, the local Notary Public. The couple is extremely proud parents of two beautiful girls: Gracie,3 and Charlotte, 10 months.
In 2006 he earned a degree in psychology. Shortly after leaving university Mike began his career with the British Columbia Corrections Branch as a correctional officer. After working at North Fraser pre-trial for two years he progressed to community corrections to work as a probation officer. The 12-year law enforcement veteran now works in Kelowna
In 2014 Kent was elected to his first term as a councillor for the District of Peachland. During his term, Kent was known for his level-headed and pragmatic style. He has consistently been a strong supporter of business, civic groups and the arts community. Mike believes strongly in prudent fiscal management and the intelligent allocation of community funds. As a councillor, he is particularly proud of addressing Peachland residents’ top priority, water quality, by working to successfully secure an unprecedented 11.8 million in provincial and federal funding to construct a state-of-the-art water treatment facility.
Kent hopes to continue to build on success by revitalizing Peachland’s economy and modernizing its infrastructure. Kent is excited to continue growing a Peachland where businesses thrive and its citizens are envied for living in the most progressive and vibrant small town in Canada.
Kent is vying for a councillor spot on Peachland’s council.