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Community Board Executive Committee (CBEC)

What is CBEC?

The Community Board Executive Committee (CBEC) represents all the community boards in New Zealand. It is an advisory committee to Local Government New Zealand's (LGNZ) National Council. 

The committee's role to advocate in favor of community boards, advise the National Council of LGNZ, and promote best practice amongst community boards.

The CBEC meets three times a year in Wellington. As well as these meetings, each Zone representative run regular zone forums to update community board members and focus on topical issues. 

Who is in CBEC?

  • Mick Lester | CBEC Chair & Zone 3 Representative | Hastings Rural Community Board Member
  • Bronwyn Hunt | CBEC Zone 1 Representative | Te Hiku Community Board
  • Allan Sole | CBEC Zone 2 Representative | Waihi Beach Community Board
  • Christine Papps | CBEC Zone 4 Representative | Otaki Community Board
  • Alexandra Davids | CBEC Zone 5 Representative | Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board
  • Rachel Brown | CBEC Zone 6 Representative | Wanaka Community Board
  • Ryan W Jones | West Harbour Community Board
  • Tania Tapsell | Rotorua Lakes Community Board
  • Don Cameron | National Council Representative
  • Mick Lester2

    Mick Lester

    Chair & Zone 3 | Hastings Rural Community Board Member

    Mick has been on the Hastings Rural Community Board since 2001, when he was elected as a councillor and appointed to the Community Board as one of two Council representatives.

    He put his name forward to be the Zone 3 representative in 2010 as it seemed vital to achieve some co-ordination of boards in the zone so that they could share experiences and learn from each other. Being Chair of Community Boards Executive Committee since 2010 further enabled him to lead the Community Boards nationwide to achieve better relationships with their parent councils, a more constructive way of operating and through the zone meetings and the Community Boards Conference a chance to share experiences and achievements they have made.


  • Bronwyn Hunt

    Zone 1 | Chair, Te Hiku Community Board

  • Christine Papps

    Zone 4 | Chair, Otaki Community Board