May 9, 2016
AUCKLAND FUTURE SELECTS NORTH SHORE CANDIDATES
Auckland Future, the centre right ticket contesting the upcoming local body elections for Auckland Council, has selected former Takapuna community board member Fay Freeman ONZM and current Kaipatiki local board member, Danielle Grant to contest the two seats in the North Shore ward.
Fay Freeman, highly respected sports administrator and policy advisor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in community development in the sports and arts sector to the centre right ticket. She was former council officer on both the North Shore and Manukau city councils as well as an elected representative to the former Takapuna community board.
Fay is a Life Member of Netball New Zealand, is chair of the Lake House Arts Trust and is a Resource Management Act Commissioner. She holds a BBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Masters of Management (Dispute Resolution).
Danielle Grant holds the portfolio responsibilities for economic development and arts/events and culture on the Kaipatiki Local Board, Auckland Council. She is responsible for liaison with the Birkenhead Town Centre Association, the Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust, Bayview Community Centre and Local Government New Zealand.
Danielle has served as a trustee of Bayview School since 2013 and currently chairs Playmarket, New Zealand’s playwright agency and script advisory service. For six years she served as vice president Sales and Marketing Executive International (SMEI), a national not-for-profit organization representing best practice for sales and marketing professionals. Her professional background spans a decade in corporate communications and public relations.
Fay and Danielle join the six candidates already selected on the Auckland Future ticket. They are Denise Krum, Maungakiekie-Tamaki; Lisa Whyte, Albany; Christina Atoa and Ika Tameifuna, Manukau; Rob Harris, Albert-Eden and Mark Brickell, Whau. In addition, independent candidate for the Waitemata and Gulf Ward, Bill Ralston has signed up to Auckland Future’s recently launched fiscal responsibility pledge.
Auckland Future chairman, Peter Tong, said that further candidate selections are pending and that the board is in discussions with some sitting councilors regarding the fiscal responsibility pledge and is confident of securing a centre right majority of councilors in the forthcoming elections.
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