Get things done, Oraka Aparima

Council’s community leadership team is all about relationships. It is the link between Council and our communities.

The team was formed to build relationships with people throughout Southland District and to make sure community views are heard when Council is carrying out its work.

There are six members in the community leadership team – three community partnership leaders (CPLs) and three community liaison officers (CLOs).

They work with all the other teams in Council to ensure community views are considered in Council projects and they help to explain Council decisions to the public.

The CPLs help Council’s nine community boards to achieve the outcomes they want for the communities they represent. They help communities to connect with agencies that can help them at a local, District, regional and national level. The CPLs also consider emerging issues that may have an impact on communities.

The CLOs work alongside community organisations outside the structure of Council, as well as providing advice and assistance to communities around governance matters, grants, funding support and allocations.

The community leadership team working with Oraka Aparima are:

Jared Gravatt, Community Partnership Leader

Jared Gravatt
Community Partnership Leader

0800 732 732

Gordon Crombie, Community Liaison Officer

Gordon Crombie
Community Liaison Officer

0800 732 732