Regional Government

Andrew Jakubeit

Born in Toronto, Andrew and his family moved to Kelowna where he grew up, graduated from KLO Secondary and attended Okanagan College. He started his own wholesale company distributing CD's and tapes which is how he met his wife, LeAnne 19 years ago. He soon moved his business to Penticton 18 years ago and together with LeAnne operates the Grooveyard CD and Clothing company. Together they have raised two children (Dustin and Ronni) and two dogs (Leppelin and Ozzy).

"I've always tried to be very community minded, proud of our beautiful City and not afraid to volunteer or put my money where my mouth is"; quotes Jakubeit. Past accomplishments before being on Council include being President of the Downtown Penticton Association where he was an advocate in lobbing for free parking, and championing the Community Market in the 200 block of Main Street.

Andrew volunteered with Penticton Minor Hockey for over 17 years, including 15 years on their executive and being President for 6 years. Although still an active Level 5 referee most of his hockey officiating is now as supervisor and district co-ordinator of Above Minor officials for BC Hockey. Andrew also continues to serve as the Chair of the RCMP Community Advisory Board.

Andrew enjoys movies, most sports (not just hockey), mountain biking, and long romantic walks on the beach.