Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Gisborne Mayor appointed to Trust Tairāwhiti board

Gisborne District Council has announced the appointment of Mayor Rehette Stoltz as a Trustee on the Trust Tairāwhiti board.

Mayor Stoltz says she is pleased to join the board in Council’s dedicated Trustee position.

“Trust Tairāwhiti enables so many groups in our community. We see many projects that come through Council that have been partly funded by the Trust. I look forward to working beside the other trustees for the betterment of our region,” said Mayor Stoltz.

“I am privileged to interact with our community on a daily basis and I will bring that community voice to the Trust Tairāwhiti decision-making table. I look forward to building the relationship between GDC and Trust Tairāwhiti.”

Mayor Stoltz joins board Chair John Clarke and fellow Trustees Ron Aitken, Kristen Kohere-Soutar, Dr Jillian Chrisp, Wi Pere Mita and Dr Warren Williams on the 7-member board.

Board Chair, John Clarke said the Trust was pleased to welcome the Mayor as a Trustee.

“Rehette was a Trustee for a short while several years ago but we will certainly value her bringing to the table the experience and knowledge of the needs of the region that she gathers in her mayoral role,” he said.

“It is certainly a challenge managing the delineation between being the Mayor and a Trustee but I am sure Rehette will embrace that in the same professional manner that her predecessor Shannon Dowsing did as a Councillor.”

He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora – Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Framework provides the Trust with a guiding set of outcomes for all its activities, which includes enabling others through grant funding and investment of capital.

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