Welcome to the Media Room, a comprehensive source for information about the City of Penticton. We are committed to making information open and accessible for members of the media, who are ultimately informing our residents, stakeholders and visitors about City of Penticton news and events.
News releases are posted on the City of Penticton website, and remain there as a record of news and events for the City of Penticton. For archived releases, check out 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. If you are seeking older releases, please contact us.
Everyone is also welcome to subscribe to the City of Penticton RSS feed.
The City of Penticton invites members of the media and public to attend Council meetings and keep informed of Council news. Council meetings are typically held the first and third Monday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, on the second floor of City Hall, 171 Main St.
- Council meeting agendas are always posted on the website before meetings.
- Council minutes are also posted online upon approval.
- Live video of meetings is streamed online, and the footage is archived on the City of Penticton website as well.
If you are looking for a snapshot of what transpired, you can always read Council Highlights written by City of Penticton communications staff.
Members of Council also permit their Council contact information to be posted publicly, so members of the media and public can reach them directly.
The City of Penticton has gone social! Social media tools provide you with ways to stay informed and current on City services and programs. These tools connect you with immediate access to news, information, city programs and events that may affect you.
Are you looking for a specific bylaw as background for your story? The City of Penticton has posted all of its bylaws online. They are searchable by name and classifications, which include administration, business, community standards, finance, land use and services. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.
Municipalities are required to prepare an annual report before June 30 of each year. The City of Penticton's annual reports are about being accountable to the public and reporting on all major changes and developments which have occurred during the past year. The annual reports provide each department's objectives and accomplishments, as well as initiatives for the upcoming year.
The City of Penticton completes quarterly reports to build more transparency into the organization and reflect the corporation's most recent progress on a quarterly basis. These are reviewed by Council each quarter.
The City of Penticton distributes a newsletter to residents and businesses through the monthly utility bills. PDF versions are archived on the City's website and available for download.
Anyone seeking the City of Penticton logo for use should submit a request to the Communications department outlining intended use.
The City of Penticton welcomes requests and inquiries from the media.
Mark ParkerCommunications OfficerDirect: 250-490-2583