Agnes Kokke


District 1
Term Expires: April 2024
Agnes joined the Sunrise Credit Union Board of Directors on January 1, 2019, and serves as Chair. She loves the challenge of contributing meaningfully to this well-organized and highly effective board.
Agnes had previously served as a director for the legacy Strathclair Credit Union for 15 years.
She received the Canadian Credit Union Directors' Association Certification and has completed the CUES Governance Leadership Institute program through the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto). In addition, Agnes completed several courses through Governance Solutions, including Covid, Culture and the Board, Financial Governance for Non-Financial Leaders, and The Art & Science of being a Chair. In addition, Agnes is enrolled in the CUES two-year high-performing board course.
Agnes was born and raised on a dairy farm in The Netherlands. She received her diploma (top honours) from a business school (Detailhandel) there. Agnes is also a certified Chiropodist in the Netherlands. She speaks fluent Dutch.
In 1979, she immigrated to Canada with her husband, Paul. Together they established and successfully ran a retail and service store in Shoal Lake until Paul's retirement in 2018.
In 2005, Agnes realized her dream to become a licensed realtor and has a successful career with Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd., based in Brandon. Her passion is providing exceptional personalized service to her clients. She is thrilled to have achieved Centurion status 12 times and placed in Canada's top 75 realtors multiple times. In addition, the Century 21 Hall of Fame inducted Agnes in 2014.
In November 2022, the Provincial Government appointed Agnes as a part-time commissioner to the residential Tenancies Commission. In addition to supporting several outreaches, Agnes volunteers with Living Lakes Canada & Coronation Park community garden. Agnes faithfully served as a deacon for the Shoal Lake Baptist Church from 2008 to 2020.
Agnes is an avid reader, is creative, and loves exploring/traveling when time permits. In addition, she and Paul enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their precious four grandchildren!
Agnes brings integrity, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to all aspects of her life.