Wairoa District Council Group Manager – Planning and Regulatory Services, Simon Mutonhori, has been awarded a professional development opportunity in the US by Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa.
The Marsh Overseas Manager Exchange will see Mr Mutonhori (pictured) travel to the US – pending travel restrictions – to partner with a manager from a US council.
The judges said Mr Mutonhori presented a “fascinating narrative of an individual determined to make a difference and to ensure that his contribution is informed through a cultural lens”.
“He is dedicated to developing his cultural confidence and committed to understanding multiple world views,” the judges said.
Taituarā Chief Executive, Karen Thomas, congratulated Simon.
“Simon is an excellent candidate for this Exchange. He has the skills needed to make an impact across the local government sector and the community at large.”
“Thank you to Marsh for partnering with us to deliver this experience for a local government professional.”