Tom GroatPresident – Tom Groat

Tom and his wife Shirley moved to Shannon Lake in 2017 after living and teaching high school in Lloydminster, AB/SK for 30 years. An avid golfer, hiker and runner, Tom enjoys all aspects of Okanagan life. Tom has been involved in many community volunteer organizations over the years. He is also the administrator of the West Kelowna Safer Roads Facebook group, and looks forward to contributing to the Shannon Lake Neighbourhood Association.


Tony RipponVice-President – Tony Rippon

Originally from Nottingham, England, Tony and his family moved to West Kelowna in 2008, where he now owns a drywall company. Both his daughters attended Shannon Lake Elementary, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School and now Mount Boucherie High School. He is also the moderator of the Shannon Lake Friends Facebook page, and is an advocate for improving the safety and infrastructure of the neighbourhood.


Secretary – Stephanie Sawa

Stephanie grew up in Calgary, AB and moved here in 2009 where she met her husband, Dusty. They have 3 children together.  They bought their first home in Glenrosa and moved to Shannon Lake in 2015. Stephanie works as a Wedding Coordinator during the spring and summer months. She operates a Not-for-Profit organization that donates pre-loved flowers from events back into the community. Having school-age children has encouraged Stephanie to advocate for children and residents who have to walk the many roads without sidewalks or crosswalks. Stephanie hopes to make our neighbourhood safer for all to enjoy. 


Mick Wood

Treasurer – Mick Wood

Mick was born and raised in the Okanagan and moved to West Kelowna in 1987 with his wife.  They bought their first home in Glenrosa, raised two daughters, and moved to Shannon Lake in 2006. Mick retired in 2015 and now works part-time. He enjoys spending time with his family and keeping active through walking, hiking, biking, etc. Mick has been involved with several volunteer organizations including Project Literacy Kelowna and the Friends of Shannon Lake group. Mick has a keen interest in seeing Shannon Lake develop in a way that is beneficial for all.


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