Words of Appreciation

August 5, 2016


Carolyn Williams

Gila River Indian Community


On behalf of myself and family, I would like to thank each of you for your support and votes, allowing me to serve another tribal council term representing the District 3 Community. During the past term there were many difficult decisions that had to be made. In doing so not everyone will agree or concur with the final decision or outcome.


However, it is important to understand that we have a responsibility as Tribal council delegates to pass or not pass ordinances, resolutions, policy, budgets and other items that require the approval of the Community Council.


There is a process in place where the people can participate in the decision making process. This usually occurs at the local district meetings. Therefore, I encourage each of you residing in the District 3 Community to attend the meetings and express your concerns and voice your opinion on matters that affect you, your family and others. I will work hard to keep the Community well informed, strongly advocate on your behalf and represent each of you to the best of my ability.


My life and heart is dedicated to the Gila River Indian Community, my goal has always been to work for our people in addition to exercising our sovereign rights as Native People. Let us move forward and put aside our differences and work together to build a progressive future for our children and grandchildren while keeping our traditional and cultural values, history, development process and the legacy we leave them.


Again, thank you District 3 Community and Elders for your support in making my personal dream a reality!


Respectfully Submitted By,


Carolyn Williams, District 3 Representative