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Political decision-making at Tasman District Council is shared between the Council and Community Boards. The Mayor, councillors and community baord members are voted in by the people on the electoral roll.
The Mayor is elected by all Tasman District voters and leads our Council.
The Council focuses on the big-picture and on region-wide strategic decisions. It consists of the Mayor and 13 Councillors, who are elected by voters from the five wards in Tasman District.
Council establishes committees to enable effective decision-making. Committees pass resolutions, which contain actions foor staff to carry out.
Community Boards represent the communities in their area and make decisions/advocate to Council on some local issues, activities and facilities.
Both the Golden Bay and Motueka Community Boards have four members each, elected by voters from the area they represent (i.e. Golden Bay or Motueka Wards). Each Community Board also elects a chairperson.
Elected members have different roles and responsibilities. Payments for elected members are set by the independent Remuneration Authority. The figures below apply from 1 July 2019.
The Mayor leads Tasman District Council and chairs the Full Council.
The Deputy Mayor is appointed by the Mayor from the elected ward Councillors and serves on Council with Councillors.
Each Committee Chairperson is appointed by the Mayor from the elected ward Councillors and serves on Council with Councillors.
For expectations of being an elected member: