Mr John R. Williams

Biography / February 18, 2015 / Project number: RCAF-HCOL-BIO-JohnWilliams

John R. Williams is President of William’s Hotels Ltd. which owns and operates the Best Western Hotel, the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, the Holiday Inn Express and the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott in the beautiful region of Ontario. He was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario (ON) in November 2014

Honorary Colonel Williams has been an active and invaluable volunteer through his work with various organizations within the community, such as the Trenton Memorial Hospital Board of Governors where he was a board member for 12 years and sat as the Chairman for two of those 12 years.  He is also a past member of the Quinte Health Care Corporation Board of Directors and past-President of the Trenton Rotary Club.  John was a member of the Loyalist College and Albert College Board of Governors.

Honorary Colonel Williams began his political career when he successfully ran for City Councilor and was elected representing Sidney Ward of the City of Quinte West for the term from 2000 to 2003.   In 2006 he set his sights on the Mayor’s position and with a majority vote took his seat as Mayor of the City of Quinte West.  He was subsequently re-elected for a second term in 2010.  Honorary Colonel Williams did not run in the most recent municipal elections and relinquished the position of Mayor on December 1, 2014. 

Honorary Colonel Williams is married to Heather and they have two sons, Brad and Ryan.  Ryan is married to Allyson and they have two sons, Jack and Patrick.

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