A member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band is one of two new members of Prince Albert city council.

Tony Head defeated Ward 3 incumbent Evert Botha in last month’s municipal election.

Head said what spurred him to seek elected office is a desire to make city council more representative.

“By looking at our council in years previous and not feeling as a resident here that I am represented because of the lack of Indigenous members on council,” he said.

Head currently serves as a representative on the national council of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

However, before that, he worked for more than ten years in the city’s department of collections and distribution.

He said this work experience also makes him a good fit for Prince Albert council.

“It definitely allows me to do my job even better understanding the services and what we provide in terms of overall departments and city hall.”

The other newly elected city councillor is Dawn Kilmer in Ward 7.

The new city council was sworn in earlier in November and held its first official meeting on Monday.

(PHOTO: Tony Head. Photo courtesy of Tony Head for Prince Albert City Council – Ward 3 Facebook page.)