Following elections earlier this month the new Waikato District Council was sworn in at a ceremony in Ngaruawahia last night.
Chief Executive, Gavin Ion, presided at a ceremony attended by family members to swear in re-elected mayor, Allan Sanson, and the 13 councillors who will represent the district’s 69,900 residents across 10 wards for the next three years.
Seven councillors were re-elected and are joined on council by six new comers for the Awaroa ki Tuakau, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Onewhero-Te Akau, Raglan and Tamahere wards.
Dynes Fulton was last night also appointed Deputy Mayor for the triennium.
Councillors Clint Baddeley (Raglan), Rosemarie Costar (Onewhero-Tuakau), Wally Hayes (Tamahere), Lionel Petersen (Awaroa ki Tuakau), and Graham Tait (Huntly) all retired from council at the end of last term.
The next Council meeting is at 1pm on Tuesday 1 November at Ngaruawahia.
The full list of Council members is:
Allan Sanson Waikato District Mayor
Dynes Fulton Deputy Mayor and Councillor – Hukanui-Waerenga Ward
Aksel Bech Councillor – Tamahere Ward
Jacqui Church Councillor – Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward
Janet Gibb Councillor – Ngaruawahia Ward
Stephanie Henderson Councillor – Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward
Shelley Lynch Councillor – Huntly Ward
Rob McGuire Councillor – Eureka Ward
Frank McInally Councillor – Huntly Ward
Bronwyn Main Councillor – Onewhero-Te Akau Ward
Eugene Patterson Councillor – Ngaruawahia Ward
Jan Sedgwick Councillor – Whangamarino Ward
Noel Smith Councillor – Newcastle Ward
Lisa Thomson Councillor – Raglan Ward
PHOTO: Waikato District Councillors, from back left, Frank McInally, Lisa Thomson, Rob McGuire, Jacqui Church, Aksel Bech, Noel Smith, Bronwyn Main, Eugene Patterson, Shelley Lynch, Jan Sedgwick, Dynes Fulton, Mayor Allan Sanson, Janet Gibb and Stephanie Henderson.