Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna City Councillor. She was originally elected in 2011 and was re-elected in 2014 for a further four year term. As result of this, she has been appointed as a Director on the Central Okanagan Regional District Board and is the City appointee on the Board of the Downtown Kelowna Association. Maxine will also Chair the City of Kelowna’s Civic and Community Awards Committee. She is an alternate appointee on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Board. Maxine is the Director of Sales and Marketing at the, Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, where she has been employed for 30 years.

She is also celebrating her 20th year with the Kelowna Capital News this spring, writing the popular business column “Straight from DeHart”.

She has received many awards, including the United Way Award of Distinction; Toastmasters International Communications and Leadership Award; YM/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Community Leadership and Enhancement; Commemorative Medal- Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Qeen Elizabeth II; Community Citizen of the Year; Kelowna Chamber of Commerce President’s Award and the Mayor’s Spirit of Kelowna Award.

Maxine is the founder of the hugely successful Maxine DeHart – United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru breakfast that is celebrating 20 years on October 11/2018. This event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the United Way.