I attended the DHB's Primary Health strategy earlier this week at Victory Community Centre.
They had an updated image of a post I did way back at the beginning on my campaign.
This "reality" bit is one of the key reasons I'm standing for Council.
I want to bring the voice of the people who are experiencing continual housing and life stress due to insufficient affordable options; lack of a living wage; and a host of other poverty related issues to the table.
I feel like many on council have not had their fingers on these pulses. I want a city that's Better for Everyone..
I'm standing for Nelson City Council because I want to help make Nelson better for everyone.
I believe that for our city to thrive everyone needs an affordable home, a living wage, properly resourced health & social services, flexible options for getting around, easy access to arts and recreation, and smart strategies for responding to our changing world.
I also believe thriving businesses are vital. Council must focus on what attracts business to Nelson, and keeps it here to succeed. When we get all of this right, Nelson flourishes.
I’ve got a recognised track record, the experience and skills to work with council and the community to get things done.
I helped establish the award-winning Nelson Tasman Housing Trust 2004 - now owns 38 homes valued at $11m.
I helped establish and went on to direct Victory Community Centre in 2007, won NZ Community of the Year 2010.
Nelsonian of the Year 2009 & Queen’s Service Medal-Services to Community 2010.
Nelsonian of the Year 2009
Queen’s Service Medal 2010
Founding Chair of the
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
Founding & Current Director of Victory Community Centre
(NZ Community of the Year 2010)