Phone (business hours): 04 237 1456
Post: The Mayor, Porirua City Council,
PO Box 50218, Porirua, 5240
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Your opportunity to speak directly with Porirua Mayor Anita Baker
Note: Mayor's Clinics are on hold until after the election. Thanks everyone.
Come along to the Mayor’s Clinics, held across the city every Wednesday from 9am to 11am (with a few exceptions where needed). These clinics are an informal way for Mayor Baker to hear your thoughts on what’s happening in our city – from the community who know it best.
She says the journey she took from a girl growing up in Paremata, to solo mum, administrator, community worker, setting up a private college, project manager then Councillor and now Mayor, is the sort taken by many successful women in top jobs in New Zealand.
For her it was a transition that happened through hard work, aspiration and being involved in her local community. She’s aware that many in the Porirua community don’t have the resources or opportunities she’s had, and she will be a champion for everyone in the city.
Mayor Baker is excited about the composition of the new council with a good balance of age and cultural diversity. She has appointed two-term Eastern Ward Councillor Izzy Ford as Deputy Mayor.
Top of her priorities as Mayor will be investment in core infrastructure and key services and improving the health of the harbour. Infrastructure is the most important thing the council can invest in to support people’s lives and livelihoods. Jobs, new houses and investment are underpinned by good infrastructure, pipes, drains, reserves, roads and footpaths.
She also plans to use her position as Mayor to lobby central government and advocate for the city around housing, health, employment and transport options.
Mayor Baker has a reputation for getting things done efficiently and effectively.