After serving 3 terms as Councillor with the Williams Lake Band, Willie Sellars announced Thursday that he intends to run for Chief in the community’s upcoming election.
“I’m feeling good. I”m feeling that it’s time and I have a lot of support and good mentors,” says Sellars.
“Being in politics now at the Williams Lake Indian Band for over 8 years now I think the timing is right.”
The community according to Sellars has been extremely fortunate to have Chief Ann Louie at the helm for the last 10 years.
“Chief Louie has provided great leadership for WLIB, and under her direction, our community has taken major strides,” says Sellars.
” I’d love to see her stay on for another term, but she’s made the decision to move onto other things. I’m extremely grateful for her hard work and guidance and know that I’ll have huge shoes to fill if I’m successful in my efforts to become elected as Chief.”
Williams Lake Indian Band operates under a Custom Election Code which will see the office of Chief and two Councillors turn over in this summer’s election on August 16.
“I think we’re doing some pretty awesome things at WLIB right now. Some exciting stuff is happening and to inherit the legacy that the current Council has made I think is pretty special, and to continue that on, build on that, keep the momentum going that’s going to be the goal and that’s going to be the focus moving forward if I were elected as the next Chief of the Williams Lake Indian Band,” says Sellars.
“It’s encouraging to hear the support that I’ve gotten so far. So we’ll see how it goes.”