During her term as Vernon city councilor, Ms. Franks will be a supporter of small businesses, housing initiatives, not-for-profit organizations and all other community members.
Small Business Stability and Assistance
As a small business owner herself, Ms. Franks understands how hard local establishments have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also recognizes that they are vital to the success of Vernon’s economy.
As city councilor, Ms. Franks will support Vernon’s entrepreneurial community by leading progressive new policies that create opportunities for continued growth.
Ms. Franks will prioritize housing initiatives that make affordable/attainable housing achievable for all people of Vernon. Her experience as a Managing Broker in RealEstate and educational committee member of The Professional Association of Managing Agents positions her well to help residents and families of all ages and sizes, beyond the municipal level.
Philanthropy and volunteerism are activities near and dear to Ms. Franks. If elected to Vernon city council, she will support not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to spread their mission, raise funds and make the city a better place to live, work and grow.
Sherrilee Franks, a 30+-year resident of Vernon, British Columbia, is an entrepreneur, real estate specialist and community advocate working to create positive change within the greater Vernon community.
An avid networker, Ms. Franks credits her father, a longtime Vernon business owner, with sparking her entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. Her business ventures include Keystone Property Management, Mursoft Technologies and SkillGarden.ca, a technology service that connects learners and skilled professionals. Her areas of expertise include the residential rental, hotel, tourism and vacation rental sectors.
Ms. Franks earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Management. She studied psychology and English at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, British Columbia). She later obtained her brokerage license from The Real Estate Council of British Columbia through the UBC Sauder School of Business (Vancouver, British Columbia) and an accounting certificate from Okanagan University College (Kelowna, British Columbia).
When not at work, Ms. Franks enjoys volunteering and serving on various committees, including:
- Vice President, North Okanagan Canada Day Society
- Board Member, O’Keefe Ranch (2010 – 2017)
- Event Manager, The Vernon Alzheimer’s Fundraiser
- Volunteer Foster, Okanagan Humane Society
- Webmaster, Vernon Women in Business
She was named Rental Manager of the Year 2019 by the Professional Association of Managing Agents and a 2016 Top 20 Under 40 recipient by The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.
My Community Work and Achievements:
Vice President of the North Okanagan Canada Day Society
Rental Manager of the Year 2019, Professional Association of Managing Agents
Board of Directors, one year as VP, and various volunteer positions at O’Keefe Ranch
Event Manager for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser
Webmaster for the Vernon Women in Business
Options for Sexual Health
Top 20 under 40
Member of Accelerate Okanagan