Kamloops City Councillor Kathy Sinclair announced via Facebook today (May 4, 2022) that she won’t seek re-election in the Oct. 15 civic election:
Weyt-kp (hello, everyone):
Today, I’m announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to City Council. I’ll continue to serve my term until the next municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022.
This decision has not come easily. Serving on Council includes many joys and opportunities: interacting with dozens of community organizations and hundreds of citizens, working alongside talented and motivated people, and learning the inner workings of local government among them. Being an elected official also comes with challenges. Today, four and a half years in, I’m making the decision to prioritize my health, friendships and family. I have every faith that good people will run for — and be elected to — Kamloops City Council this fall.
I would like to thank the people of Kamloops for electing me in the 2017 by-election and again in 2018. It’s an honour to serve the community in this way, and I will miss many aspects of this job; I’ll particularly miss working with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kúkpi7 and Council, and I know that the next Kamloops Mayor and Council will continue to make this important relationship a priority.
Before I became an elected official, I was a community booster and volunteer. Those are roles I’ll continue to fill, albeit in different forms.
Kukwstsétselp (thanks to all of you).