Women Councillors Speak

Women Crs Want to Roll Up Their Sleeves

By Graeme Trask
October 12. 2010

Two members of the new minority group at the KCDC table – women  – have just given KIN their views about the tasks ahead. Penny Gaylor (left) is the only new face in the group.

As one of only three women councillors, where formerly there were six, Ms Gaylor (Otaki Ward), is well aware of the challenges ahead.

But, she says:“It’s been some years since Otaki had a new representative at Council.  I will bring a fresh voice to the table.

“With a young family at home I will bring a different perspective to our Council discussions.”

Pleased that Jenny Rowan is back

She says:“I’m pleased for our District that Jenny Rowan has been returned as our Mayor.”

Cr Gaylor adds that,after working closely with Jenny Rowan as a Community Board member for the last three years, she is excited about working with her on  the Council.

Cr Ammundsen is Back — Districtwide

Veteran politician Diane Ammundsen who has just been reelected districtwide (Formerly Paraparaumu Ward )says:

“A large portion of my energy  is going on fundraising for the new Aquatic Centre which is to be started next year.

“This I believe will be of great benefit to everyone from young babies to serious swimmers to those on green prescriptions.

:I am looking forward to working with the new Councillors and I am hoping we can form a positive team.

I am proud to serve our district and intend to keep working to make the Kapiti Coast a great place to live, work and play.

Congratulations, Diane,But remember your energies will be needed around the Council table, as well as the for the Aquatic Centre.
The new Council will need every one’s skills, energy and co-operation
to work constructively together.
I hope you will be able to continue your role as chair of the Resource Management Committee that you do so well.
Best wishes, Betty van Gaalen

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