The Town of Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador situated 30 kilometers south of St. John's and home to 1,566 residents according to the 2021 Canadian Census, saw a single name emerge to fill a vacant seat on the Town Council, and that name was Ethan Williams.
Williams, a dedicated student at Memorial University Newfoundland and Labrador, stepped forward to accept the challenge of serving his community as a town councillor. Williams, also serving as the President of the Young Progressive Conservatives of Newfoundland and Labrador, brings a wealth of enthusiasm, leadership, and fresh perspectives to his new role.
The process of acclamation signifies a remarkable level of confidence and support from the community for Williams. With no other contenders in the running, he was effectively acclaimed as the next councillor for the Town of Bay Bulls.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter) Williams said of the acclimation, "Beyond excited to sit on Town Council here in my beautiful hometown of Bay Bulls.
"Thank you to every family member, friend, colleague, and community member who reached out. I appreciate your support," He added.
Williams was congratulated by municipal leaders from across Atlantic Canada, including Torbay Newfoundland and Labrador Mayor Craig Scott saying, "Congratulations and thanks for putting yourself forward to serve your community."
Lorna Yard the Deputy Mayor for the Town of Witless Bay, which neighbours Bay Bulls, said that she looks forward to working with the incoming councillor, "I look forward to working with you to further the interests of our region!"
Quispamsis New Brunswick Councillor Noah Donovan offered his congratulations to the new incoming councillor, "It’s an exciting feeling to enter public office so young! You’ll do great, I’m certain.