Call out to join advisory groups
Are you keen to represent your community on big picture issues?
Auckland Council is calling for applications for three advisory panels covering ethnic peoples, Pacific peoples, and seniors.
Ethnic peoples and Pacific peoples advisory boards were statutory bodies created under legislation for the first term of the new council.
They were disestablished one month before the 2013 local body election. The council has agreed to retain the concept of advisory panels and has introduced a new one for seniors (people over 65).
The panels are designed to provide the council with strategic advice on issues important to diverse groups, mayor Len Brown says.
‘‘The panels alert the council to critical community concerns, allowing us to work across generations, ethnicities and cultures as part of creating the world’s most liveable city.’’
The council is seeking applicants who have good knowledge of their communities and are across emerging trends, challenges and opportunities.
Applicants should also have experience with governance and advisory roles and a broad perspective on the future direction of the city as envisioned in the Auckland Plan.
Application forms will be available online or from libraries and council service centres until February 20.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a selection panel comprising council and community representatives.