I have lived in Porirua for 40 years, raised my family here and am passionate about our community, and our region.
I have chaired Whitireia Polytechnic and fundraising for Pataka and the Aquatic Centre, led the establishment of Life Education Trust North Wellington, Whitireia Foundation, Porirua Youth Awards, Johnsonville Youth Grants Trust.
I want to bring my business expertise to GWRC. We need councillors who can provide strong, research-based leadership and understand governance responsibilities. High rates put a burden on ratepayers, and this hurts the less well-off residents the most, as well as limiting commercial investment that could lead to job growth.
We need confident, experienced leadership for an executive who can provide services at reasonable cost. We need to tackle the major challenges in water services management, environmental compliance, and regional transport. That is what GWRC must deliver to our communities.