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Count Me In

Kia Ora. In my professional career, I developed analytical, financial, strategic management and presentation skills, along with experience in collaboration and listening. Skills I believe necessary to fulfil the role of Councillor. I managed the New Zealand branch for two international companies, consulted on project and change management to government agencies, and worked at Mary Potter Hospice. 

In 2000 Martinborough became home. My late husband Ric and I bought property and established a small organic orchard, homestay and later a retail business. We considered ourselves very lucky. 

I have read and contributed to both the Long-Term Plan and Annual Plan, attended community meetings where I have listened to the views of others and submitted my own feedback. I understand the stated priorities of Council and ongoing work being undertaken. I will question and research to develop a better understanding and will bring rigour and discipline to monitoring performance and decision making.

I understand the responsibilities of Councillor. I have been attending Council and Committee Meetings regularly for the past year, have spoken at a number and read various pieces of legislation regarding local government. I have the skills, time and attitude to do a good job for the community. 

I am particularly interested in seeing more transparency in financial management, and the economic, social and environmental impacts of Climate Change being considered across the activities of Council, with a response to issues being developed.

I will focus on re-building trust by influencing sound decisions based on effective process. I will listen and be responsive to community views, ensuring early and open communication, respecting the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and insisting on sound financial management. 

To get to know me better and read about my views and ideas read my daily blog at  https://count-me-in-nz.blogspot.com

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