Kelsey Lee is standing for the Paekākāriki Community Board.
“I grew up in Ahuriri, Napier and have lived in Paekākāriki for a year and a half with my partner who is a lifelong resident of Paekākāriki,” says Kelsey.
“I’ve quickly fallen in love with this community and we plan to raise our family here. I’ve worked in child protection for the last several years and have recently started as a justice reform advocate.
“I’m an experienced campaigner and organiser and have governance experience as a member of the Green Party national executive. I look forward to using these skills to help support the goals of our community.
Kelsey says one of her top priorities will be ensuring the community board does everything it can to support Ngāti Haumia ki Paekākāriki in their priorities as the mana whenua of this land.
“I am also committed to supporting local community groups and clubs with environmental restoration, housing opportunities, and local social and cultural events.”