Media release – 7 February 2014
Auckland Council is calling for applications for three advisory panels covering Ethnic Peoples, Pacific Peoples, and Seniors.
The panels are designed to provide the council with strategic “big picture” advice on issues important to diverse groups, helping the council to engage effectively with communities.
“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,” said Mayor Len Brown.
The council is seeking applicants who have good knowledge of their communities, and are across emerging trends, challenges and opportunities, and have experience with governance and advisory roles.
Applicants also need a broad perspective on the future direction of Auckland as envisioned in the Auckland Plan, the council’s defining blueprint for managing growth and change in the city.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified and interviewed by a selection panel comprising council and community representatives.
Application forms are available online or from libraries and council service centres from 7 February 2014. Applications close on 20 February, 2014.
Information on the role of advisory panels and the application process is available on www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/advisoryboards or by calling 09 301 0101.
Ethnic Peoples and Pacific Peoples’ advisory panels 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 years). The council already has other advisory panels including the Youth Advisory Panel and Disability Strategic Advisory Panel.
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