Why Murray Grainger?
Under my chairmanship of the Omokoroa Community Board, much has been achieved in our community for our community. However, 80% of Kaimai Ward has no local representation. This is a challenge that the incoming Council must address this term.
What qualifications do I have for this role?
A graduate with a primary degree in Electrical Engineering followed by a post-graduate Diploma in Public Health Engineering. This qualification involved many subjects that Councils have to deal with. Water supply, wastewater treatment, storm water, refuse disposal, environmental noise and so on were covered. More than most, I have an understanding of the issues that staff bring to the Council table.
With a career that has included central government department, engineering consultancy, private small business and finally Director of IT for a major UK charity exposure to governance challenges has been broad. Add to this a comprehensive understanding of the technology issues and challenges that Council staff grapple with in this rapidly changing digital landscape.
During the consulting engineer phase there were many appearances as an expert witness before the Environment Court. Consequently, a broad understanding of Town Planning issues will assist in Council decisions.
Keep things moving
maintain links with the community
and listen to what you have to say