Councillor Max Picton
Max is a passionate lifetime resident of Penticton and is fortunate enough to be surrounded by much of his immediate and extended family here in town. In addition to his role as Councillor, he is a successful entrepreneur and currently serves as President of his latest company, Barefoot Beach Resort.
With a childhood spent immersed in Penticton's tourism industry, Max eventually found his way into his former role as Chairman of the Board for the Tourism Penticton Society. He is not someone who backs away from a challenge. Instead, he sees it as an opportunity to learn and as a chance to exercise his leadership skills and business knowledge. He exhibits leadership and vision well beyond his age.
Max's roles in both the community and his businesses have landed him countless appearances in local media and numerous accolades for his efforts. He was most recently recognized as one of Penticton's Top 40 Under 40, and was also honored with the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In the rare moments he manages to slip away from his duties, Max enjoys escaping to the surrounding mountains to catch an adrenaline rush while snowboarding or riding technical trails on an OHV trip. You will also find him taking in Penticton's social scene with the love of his life, Desiree.