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Mayor Accepts the Will of the Electorate

Mayor Accepts the Will of the Electorate

October 12, 2013  

Mayor Jenny Rowan says she accepts the will of the electorate in the recent election and  remains proud of her achievements over the past six years legacy for the people of Kapiti.

“I am honoured to have represented the people of Kapiti for the past six years and to have worked alongside some very fine Councillors, Council staff, community leaders and volunteers. Together we have left a very good legacy for the District.”

“In a wider political context, I believe I have represented the District honourably and effectively, and have emerged with the respect of my peers in local government.

“We have worked hard and have acted with integrity and courage to deal with some very big issues – even now I know I can look back on this period of my life with great pride.

“The election result shows that in-spite of our considerable achievements, we’ve not managed to take some sections of the community with us – particularly on water issues and coastal hazards.

“Many of the issues we have been dealing with are complex and complicated and it’s not always easy to communicate this in a fast-moving 21st century environment.”    

“I extend my sincere thanks to my partner Jools Joslin, my family and friends for their enduring love and support and also want to acknowledge and thank Chief Executive Pat Dougherty, Council staff and all those who have stood alongside me over the past six years.

“I wish Ross Church and the new Council every success.”  

ENDS

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