Sue Zacharias, a one-term city councillor and a former one-term Area D director for the Cariboo Regional District, says she enjoyed working on council initiatives such as crime reduction, business attraction, and economic diversification.
Zacharias, who announced her re-election bid Wednesday, cites an improved business climate during the last council term with “positive” projects including Gibraltar Mine, Mt. Polley’s expansion and the Spanish Mountain Gold project near Likely. She also pointed to the City’s new Business Expansion and Attraction strategy and task force.
“We may not be able to control Wall Street but we can focus on striving to attract seniors and young families to Williams Lake to take advantage of our affordability in the housing market, outdoor recreation/sports and be a place to do business or grow a business,” she says.
Zacharias further indicated she was eager to establish community partnerships especially with First Nations and noted community infrastructure would be one of the challenges moving forward.
“Infrastructure has to be reinvented and reinvested in all the time. I hope the citizens of Williams Lake and the region will take ownership of our infrastructure and value it and contribute to it as they would their own homes and understand that we need to continue investing in the infrastructure.”