Three will now be working as one.
This morning representatives from the Williams Lake Indian Band, Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake signed a protocol agreement in which all parties will work together to explore and develop strategies around key interests.
Chair of the CRD Al Richmond was pleased with this signing and one of the benefits it will bring moving forward.
“We’re very happy that we’ve been able to come to the point where we established a formalized agreement. What a formalized relationship does with us its means we articulated the items we are going to be communicating on and how we’re going to communicate on them. So often you communicate and it goes to the wrong place and so it’s really important that we know the people, the place and the issues”.
Chief Ann Louie of the Williams Lake Indian band also looks forward to what the future will bring and comments on her past relationship with the CRD and City of Williams Lake.
“It’s an exciting time for us at Williams Lake Band. We’ve worked cohesively with the city and CRD for a few years now. Two years ago we had a large session at Williams Lake Band with all of the directors, the city council and the Williams Lake council and there was a lot of planning that came out of that”.
The Purpose of the Protocol agreement encourages open and constructive dialogue based on mutual trust, honesty and respect