Ryan believes in a Conservative government that supports small business and its employees, by supporting entrepreneurs and the free market while respecting our veterans, our seniors, and our youth. He knows that we need to foster an environment that encourages investment for today and for a brighter tomorrow.
Ryan Williams is President of Williams Hotels which was started in 1979 by Ryan’s grandfather, Don Williams and father, John Williams. Williams Hotels owns and operates the Best Western, as well as the Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Belleville, Ontario, and co-owns the Holiday Inn Express in Orleans, Ontario. Ryan is also an entrepreneur and co-owner of Hops on Board which provides service to a key sector in the Bay of Quinte.
Currently, Ryan is a Councillor for the City of Belleville, was the top vote getter in 2018 election. As a councillor, Ryan was instrumental in starting Belleville’s Pop-Ups on the Bay, as well as its Economic and Destination Development Committee in Belleville, as Chair. His life experience from his formative years in the travel, hospitality and tourism sector have reinforced customer service, which helps him better serve his constituents.
Ryan is Past-President of Bay of Quinte Tourism and the Bay of Quinte Living Council. Ryan is the Past-Chair and Founder of QuinteVation which aimed to develop a more innovative Bay of Quinte.
Ryan is a strong believer in volunteerism and has spent large part of his life helping charity and causes in our community. He has been recognized for his commitment with: the Business Volunteer of the Year award (2015), Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International, and a Canada 150 Community recipient (2017).
Ryan is married to Allyson Williams and has three children, Jack, Patrick, and Zoey.
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