Councillor’s Comment - Yvonne Bowater

25/08/2022 4:00am

The role of Council is improving well-being – cultural, social, economic and environmental.

From Nelson Environment Centre to Victory Boxing and Melrose House Trust, Council assists a wide range of individuals and organisations that support our community well-being. 

Elected members also get the opportunity to be a liaison on a range of strategic organisations that we partner with. 

This term of Council I have had the privilege of representing Council on the Positive Ageing Forum and Youth Nelson Trust.

These organisations support the social well-being of our community through education programmes, advocacy, training and recreation.

Every two years we recognise some of the many volunteer organisations and individuals in our community through the Eelco Boswijk Civic Awards. 

It is important to celebrate and recognise the hardworking volunteers who make a difference in our community and to hold them up to inspire others. Thank you!

Our staff also need to be recognised as not only professional and dedicated workers, but tireless volunteers in our community supporting events and projects. After long hours working to make our city a better place, they commit countless hours after work and on the weekend planting, fundraising, running events and beach clean-ups, coaching sports and so much more. 

Ka pai!