Community Representatives Appointed To Ward Commit
3 February 2005
Community Representatives Appointed To Ward Committees
At a meeting held on Tuesday night, 1 February, Hutt City Council appointed, four community representatives to each of the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western Ward Committees.
"The Council was extremely impressed by both the number of nominations received and the high calibre of all the nominees, and the decision about who to appoint was a very difficult one," said Mayor David Ogden.
Those appointed were:
Eastern Ward Committee
Northern Ward Committee
Western Ward Committee
In making its
decision, Council took into account the need for:
§ a mix of experience and new representation
§ a good geographic spread within each ward
§ an understanding of local and social issues
§ gender, cultural and ethnic mix.
Some previous ward committee members were not re-appointed to Ward Committees this triennium. The Council acknowledged their participation and the contribution they have made to their communities. The Mayor will host a retirement function in the near future to recognise the service given by retiring Ward Committee members, and to thank them for this service.
In addition to the community representatives Councillors Hislop and Milne were appointed to the Central Ward Committee, Councillors Styles and Barratt to the Eastern Ward Committee, Councillors Englebretsen and Finlayson to the Northern Ward Committee, and Councillors Cousins and Milne to the Western Ward Committee.
Ward Committee meetings will be held in the week beginning
16 February. Details of the meetings can be found on the
Council's website www.huttcity.govt.nz
Ward Committees are committees of Council that represent their local communities, for example, acting as advocates for the interests of their communities.
44 nominations were received.