Matamata-Piako is a valuable slice of New Zealand and it deserves a mayor who will protect and nurture its success.
Garry Stanley has spent his working life developing the skills and leadership qualities that Matamata- Piako now needs. Not only has he been a highly effective councillor for nine years, he has significant track records in business and munity. Among his achievements: Two Council subcommittees he chaired are saving ratepayers $4 million over 10 years.
In 15 years as fire chief for the Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade he led nationally recognised innovations such as improvements in extracting injured people from motor vehicles. He was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in 1990.
He led the initiative to establish the Matamata Community Health Shuttle. The shuttle has transported 9700 people in five years.
Stanley Construction, established by his father Tom in 1927 and later jointly managed by Garry and his
this com- brother Don, demonstrated its integrity during the 1989/90 economic collapse when many construction firms went out of business. Stanley Construction was also caught by the Equiticorp collapse but borrowed heavily to pay all its subcontractors in full.
What do these examples mean to voters? A skilled, effective mayor, with a strong background in business, community, and council will deliver real results. Costs can only be minimised when councillors understand the numbers, have a practical insight into the issues, and ask the hard questions.
Just as importantly, the personal qualities of the mayor will determine the commitment, integrity and effectiveness of the council. Garry has those qualities – trust, strong leadership and decision making, team spirit and consideration for ratepayers.
Please visit StanleyForMayor.co.nz for the major issues facing the Council and Garry’s position on these, plus contact details. Garry would love to hear from you.