Councillor Helena Konanz
Helena has lived in the Okanagan for over 20 years. She was born in Santa Barbara, California and went to UCLA where she was a member of their National Championship Tennis Team. After graduating with a degree in political science, she spent three years traveling the world as a professional and world ranked tennis player.
Helena went on to work for NIKE at their International Headquarters in Portland Oregon. It was there that she met Adam, her husband now of 25 years. In 1996 they moved to Adam's hometown of Penticton to set up their family business, Konanz Chiropractic Centre.
Helena represents Penticton on the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, and has been elected three consecutive years to the board of the Southern Interior Local Government Association. She is working towards her masters degree in political science at UBCO.
Since moving to the Okanagan Helena has opened two coffee shops and has been busy working as a Professional Tennis Coach, winning 7 national Canadian Master's Titles. She was first elected onto Penticton City Council in 2011 and volunteers throughout the community including as Pen High Tennis coach and at the Soupateria.