The District of Lake Country is located near the centre of the Okanagan Valley and is made up of four distinct neighbourhood communities; Oyama, Winfield, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre.
The District was incorporated as a municipality on May 2, 1995. Shortly after incorporation, a referendum was held and the residents decided to maintain their four distinct neighbourhood communities. The result was the formation of the only municipality in British Columbia that currently utilizes a neighbourhood constituency system. This allows each of the four neighbourhood communities to elect one Councillor, with the mayor and two councillors-at large being elected by all the residents of the district. – less