KDKM was first founded in the early 1990s by long-time resident and community advocate Mari McIntosh, assisted by Diane Upsdale and originally went by the name of North End Residents Association (NERA). NERA officially received non-profit status in 2002.
In 2012, the name was changed to KDKM in order to be inclusive of the community boundaries served, which include areas often thought of as a part of the Kelowna downtown.
The 2018-2019 Executive Board Members include:
- Jeffrey Simon – President
- Rodger Hassard – Vice President
- Maria Tokarchuk – Treasurer
- Amanda Poon – Secretary
- Heather Rice – Director
- Saskia Makela – Director
- Lisa Masini – Director