Tihei mauri ora!
Ko Ruahine te waka, ko Waitakere te awa, ko Pukematekeo te maunga. ngati pakeha te iwi, ko Mark Allen ahau.
As a very proud westie from Te Henga / Bethells Beach I am very proud to lead the Community Waitakere team.
I come from a local government background mostly working in the west at Waitakere City Council and then for Auckland Council. I have worked in events, community development, recreation programmes, facility development, social wellbeing collaboration and strategic planning. More recently I have worked supporting local board representatives particularly with the Whau Local Board and I am very proud of what we achieved for the Whau and the west.
I particularly enjoy facilitating small and large group dialogue. I know that getting the right people together, with the best shared information and then having the right conversation is the best foundation for making a real difference. I also know that for a thriving and sustainable future for us all we need to link our environment and community and that we cannot have a healthy community without a healthy environment. I am dedicated to supporting community action to make our local ecologies and communities better and I invite you to work with us.
Kia pai to koutou ra, have a great day !!
Ph: 09 838 7903
Mob: 021 378 791