Williams Lake city councillor Laurie Walters has been elected second vice-president of the North Central Local Government Association.
Walters served as a director on the board for two years before being elected to her new post during the NCLGA conference in Dawson Creek earlier this month.
“My role on the board is about advocacy, as well as getting more First Nations communities involved in the NCLGA,” Walters said at city hall following Tuesday’s council meeting.
“We have four First Nations communities so far — most of them are north of Prince George. We don’t have any from around this area yet.”
Walters said the region of NCLGA stretches from 100 Mile House all the way to the Northwest Territories.
“We have a lot going on and all communities have different challenges and different opportunities,” she said. “When you go to these conferences it really ignites and energizes our communities to realize the North plays a huge role. I don’t have to tell the people of the North that.”
Sticking together, being together and growing together as a region is a goal shared by all the communities, big, large and small, Walters added.