So to stand for the Local Board you have to complete a nomination form and you have the chance to write 150 words to be included in the booklet being sent to voters. These are probably the most important 150 words one can put together during the election campaign as it’s the one communication you know every voter will see. So I distilled my detailed platform in to one semi-colon punctuated sentence and wrote the short bio of my life experiences. I thought I’d share those 150 words now, it’s a quick and simple insight into my thinking for being part of our Local Government.
I’m a lifelong Aucklander. My wife and I became Coasties in 2002 and love living here. I’ve had three careers to date: HR Development, Movies and Wine. I was an Executive Director & part owner of a company with over 60 team members and offices across NZ, Australia and Asia. I’ve owned and managed Cinemas and produced my own feature film. I’m on the Estuary Arts Centre Trust in Orewa as a Trustee and its Secretary. I understand and can contribute towards effective governance. I’m the only candidate other than existing Board members who has attended every public Board Business meeting this year to learn what it’s all about. I’m standing to enhance the Local in Local Government. My goals include: Penlink and road access improvements; better health amenities on the Coast; enhanced bus services; family focused amenities; chemical free weed management; business/employment growth initiatives. Read more at johndavies.nz.
Go to a previous page in this blog for more detail on my thinking. You’ll find it at https://johnshibiscuscoast.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/my-priorities-for-the-local-board/.