Skip to content

Sechelt councillor Tom Lamb not planning to seek re-election

With two terms under his belt, Lamb said voters won't be seeing his name on any election signs
Tom Lamb
Tom Lamb ahead of the 2018 election.

As the District of Sechelt wrapped its last council meeting on Aug. 3 before taking a break for the month, Coun. Tom Lamb announced that his name likely won’t be appearing on any campaign signs in the near future.

Lamb previously served as a Sechelt councillor from 2011 to 2014, before running for election again in 2018. He said he’s enjoyed being a councillor. Lamb was born and raised in Sechelt and has experience as a developer and in business.

During his most recent councillor’s report, Lamb said part of why he does not plan to seek re-election is due to his hearing aids, which he says make it difficult to participate in conversations. He added that he “would love to see younger people step up, provide their input into the community and keep us moving forward. Let’s not get stale,” he said, before adding he’d like to spend his 59th birthday, again, on a sandy beach. 

“Being a councillor does take time, but you can make a difference here. Sechelt, I would like to hope, moving forward, that we don’t be like other communities, and we look at different ways of being bold, being creative and thinking outside the box,” he said.

Mayor Darnelda Siegers noted packages are now available for candidates. She thanked councillors for making themselves available to anyone who is interested in running, and said, “We look forward to having some great candidates come forward.”