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Hutt City Deputy Mayor Announced


NEWS RELEASE from Hutt City Council

7 November 2001

DEPUTY MAYOR ANNOUNCED

Councillor Ray Wallace an Independent councillor from Wainuiomata was unanimously elected Hutt City's new deputy Mayor at its meeting last night.

Mayor Terris said Cr Wallace had earned the position of deputy mayor through his hard work on council committees and dedication in promoting the interests of the citizens of Hutt City.

"Ray Wallace has been an enthusiastic participant in and positive influence on the work of Council and I am sure he will make the step up into his new role," said Mayor Terris.

"This was an appointment based on merit."

Cr Wallace was elected to a third term in the recent local authority elections. He was Chairman of the Community Services Committee (which became the Operations & Compliance Committee in the last triennium).

"I am extremely honoured to receive the unanimous support of my colleagues and will work hard to represent the interests of the citizens of Wainuiomata and Hutt City," said Deputy Mayor Wallace.

As committee chair he took a keen interest in issues such as the Petone Foreshore Upgrade and has actively supported libraries, parks and pools.

"I was pleased to have played a role in the establishment of Youth Infusion, and supported changes to Standing Orders which allowed that organisation speaking rights at Council meetings."

ENDS

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