Regional Mayoral Forum re-elects Guppy as Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, 6 December 2013
Wellington Regional Mayoral Forum re-elects Wayne Guppy as Chair
Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy has been re-elected to serve a sixth term as Chair for the Wellington Region Mayoral Forum.
UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 06 DEC 2013— The Wellington Region Mayoral Forum saw Wayne Guppy re-elected as Chair following five years in the role. Mr Guppy’s continued appointment comes as discussion continues concerning the structure of local government within the region and as the Local Government Commission begins its own investigation into the matter after 19 proposals have been received by the commission over the last few months.
This includes how the continued regional approach to economic development can lift performance for the area, shared services and collaboration between councils, and the future governance of the Wellington region.
“I still count it an honour and privilege to serve the Mayoral Forum in this manner,” said Mr Guppy. “As I have said before, I will continue to bring my determination and resolve to see this group meet its objectives and produce real value for the people of this region through the way that we work together as a team, and the cooperation we can produce between councils which, in these economic times, is proving to be a very effective stewardship of our resources.”
“Building on the platform we set up for increased cooperation between our councils is proving to be highly effective,” said Mr Guppy. “Results of this cooperation include the Wellington Region Emergency Management office and coordination.”
“Moving forward, we still have plenty of work to do with this season’s focus including regional economic development and job creation, along with increased shared services.”