Chip Seymour

Cowichan Tribes Councillor


Chief William C. (Chip) Seymour served as a Cowichan Tribes Councillor from 2005 to 2013. In 2013, he was elected Chief. He grew up exploring the Cowichan watershed, the river, and its tributaries. As Chief, his primary focuses are education, employment, training, culture, housing, and working to re-establish a sense of hope among young people. In his role of Co-Chair of the Cowichan Watershed Board, he intends to reinforce the importance of whole watershed thinking and collaborative approaches to achieving the Watershed Board’s targets. He is particularly concerned about the impacts of forest practices on water quality, fisheries, and other resources. Chip has coached sports for over thirty years, initially coaching lacrosse and then soccer