DAN ASHTON (PENTICTON) - BIOGRAPHY
Dan Ashton is currently in his second term as Mayor on City of Penticton Council, after serving three consecutive terms as councilor. Dan is also in his tenth yearly term as the chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. For the last four years Dan has been a trustee on the Municipal Finance Authority, which is the principle supplier of infrastructure financing for local government.
Dan’s personal and governing philosophy has always been centered on common sense and fiscal responsibility.
While Dan was born in Edmonton, his family moved to Penticton only two weeks later so he has always considered himself an ‘Okanaganite’ and proud British Columbian. The Ashton family has been very active in trying to enhance their community, all the while keeping in mind their core values and the reason that brought them to Penticton – quality of life.
The Ashton family business was retail, with locations throughout the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Kootenays. This gave Dan a wider perspective of small business viability and the importance of always giving back to the community where you live and where you earn a living.Dan and his wife Monique have two children, Coleton and Chantal. Dan strongly believes family brings important balance and a truer perspective to a busy life.