Kāpiti deputy mayor appointed to LGNZ group

Kāpiti Coast Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow has been appointed to the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Policy Advisory Group.

The advisory group will provide advice to National Council on policy matters relating to the economic, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of New Zealand and its communities.

Cr Holborow has 9 years’ experience in local government, she has been the chair of a community board, ward councillor and is now deputy mayor of the Kāpiti Coast.

“It’ll be great to be able sit around the table with other elected members from councils, large and small, district and regional, and experts from all around the country to help decide on the future direction of local Government in New Zealand,” she says.

She is also a member of the Paekākāariki Community Board, the Operations and Finance Committee, Strategy and Policy Committee, Grants Allocation Committee, Chief Executive Performance and Employment Committee and Campe Estate Subcommittee.

Cr Holborow also works with the Kāpiti Coast Older Persons’ Council, Kāpiti Youth Council, the Mahara Gallery Trust and Mahara Gallery Upgrade Project Steering Group.

Mayor K Gurunathan says it’s great to see Cr Holborow’s skills and experience being recognised through the LGNZ appointment.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Kāpiti Coast to influence important conversations at a larger level and to also keep our finger on the pulse with what is happening nationally.”