Social Development

Current Development Priorities

Social Development provides leadership to the City’s and Penticton’s social infrastructure and well-being. The department supports City priorities, with the primary goals of enhancing community safety and well-being. Current social development priorities include:

  • Age friendliness
  • Attainable housing
  • Continuous learning and improvement
  • Child care
  • Health
  • Jobs and Wages
  • Social Connection
  • Truth and Reconciliation 

Penticton Social Development Team

Have you met the members of the Penticton Social Development Team?

Adam Goodwin

Adam is the Social Development Specialist. He oversees the City's Social Development department. Day-to-day he focuses on supporting Age Friendly Action Plan, BCPNP, Child Care Action Plan, and works closely with Community Action Team. 

Jamie Lloyd-Smith

Jamie is a Community Mobilizer. Her current focus is on housing and homelessness. She works closely with groups such as 100 More Homes. She is supporting the implementation of recommendations from No Where to Go.

Vicky Horton

Vicky is the Penticton Emergency Support Services (ESS) Director. Social Development supports the Penticton Emergency Support Services team day-to-day. Vicky oversees the 40-60 active members of the Penticton ESS team, and acts as the main Reception Centre Manager during large disasters/emergencies. 

Practicum Students: Zach

The Social Development team supports various practicum students, as possible. Currently Zach is a graduate student from The University of British Columbia (UBC) and is focusing on support Penticton Built for Zero - Canada initiatives, and a review of the Official Commmunity Plan (OCP). 

Contact Us

Social Development
Phone: 250-490-2512, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Email: socialdevelopment@penticton.ca