Kiri Binnersley has been voted on to the Raglan Community Board.
Ms Binnersley fills an extraordinary vacancy on the board after the by-election’s three-week voting period closed on 9 December.
The by-election was triggered by the untimely death of former Chair and Deputy Chair Bob MacLeod earlier this year.
Two candidates stood for election and Ms Binnersley prevailed over former community board member Alan Vink, 495 votes to 312.
Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson commended both candidates for their involvement in the Whāingaroa (Raglan) community thus far.
“Many Raglan community members are familiar with Kiri and Alan and their contribution to our local community,” said Councillor Thomson.
“Alan has been an enthusiastic community member, having previously been on the Raglan Community Board for three terms.
“Kiri serves on the Raglan Point Board Riders committee, is a member of the Raglan Women in Business group, as well as being a Business Chamber member.”
Waikato District Council congratulates Ms Binnersley on her election, while acknowledging the contribution the late Mr MacLeod made to the Raglan community through his dedication and advocacy in the many roles he played.
Ms Binnersley will be sworn in for her role with the Raglan Community Board on 9 February 2022.