Who is the COEDC?

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is a service of the Regional District of Central Okanagan providing economic development services to the communities of Lake Country, Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, West Kelowna, Peachland and Electoral Areas East and West.

Get In Touch With Our Team

Corie Griffiths
(250) 469-6234

Krista Mallory
Business Development Officer
(250) 469-6283

Stephanie Slaman
Business Development Officer
(250) 469-6282 sslaman@investkelowna.com

Sandra Ballan-Brown
Administrative Assistant
(250) 469-6280

Program Area Experts

Yu Teshima

Okanagan Young Professionals Student Liaison
(250) 215-2125

Richard Takai

Export Development
(250) 801-9020

Tory Braun

Okanagan Young Professionals Community Cultivator



Myrna Stark Leader

Connector Program Agriculture Program

(306) 536-5691



Advisory Council

The COEDC’s Advisory Council is a conduit of information and ideas between business, community leaders and government. Made up of 40+ influential industry leaders, community shapers and elected officials, the council meets monthly to share information and work together towards sustainable economic growth.

The COEDC provides programming and services in three key areas. Programs and initiatives are developed in alignment with the Regional Growth Strategy, municipal economic priorities and local economic research with consultation from the COEDC Advisory Council. See our 2019 Operational Plan to find out what we’re up to.