Kevan Sumner

Kevan (director) joined the board in 2010. He works full-time in land use planning for the Province of Manitoba in the department of Indigenous and Municipal Relations. Guided by an early interest in architecture, Kevan obtained a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Manitoba. He has also worked in policy and community development in the Department of Agriculture. His work, along with growing up on a farm near the community of Neepawa, gives Kevan a unique perspective on poverty in rural communities.

Kevan’s work informs his volunteer efforts, which include Board director for Food for Thought (a Brandon non-profit that manages distribution of food to schools in Brandon) and terms as both Trustee and Vice-Chair for the Brandon School Division. In September 2016, Kevan was appointed as Chairperson for the Brandon School Division.

While Kevan was growing up, his mom worked as a school teacher and instilled the importance of education in him from an early age. Kevan’s work in the area of childhood nutrition is motivated by the belief that we have a duty to ensure that all children have equitable access to education and healthy, nutritious meals. He is a husband, a father to two young children, and he enjoys curling, motorcycling, and playing board games with his children and friends in his spare time.