Mayor Deb Kozak


Nelson Police Board Chair Mayor Deb Kozak

Nelson Police Board Chair Mayor Deb Kozak
Elected November 15, 2014

Deb Kozak is the first woman to serve as Mayor of the City of Nelson.

She has served three terms on City Council and is the President of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments. Deb chairs the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee and is passionate about the future of the Columbia Basin. In her capacity as mayor, Deb is a Director of the Regional District of Central Kootenay and serves on the Recreation Commission. She is one of the founding members of the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership.

Deb is a community builder who has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors and has served on volunteer organizations at local, provincial and national levels.

Deb was born and raised in Saskatchewan, and completed her education in Saskatoon. She has lived in Nelson for over 30 years, where she and her husband Peter raised two children, Terry and Laura. In 2014, the family joyfully welcomed granddaughter Aizlinn.