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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

  • Alexandra Davids

    Alexandra Davids

    Zone 5 | Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

    Alexandra is a member of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board. She values strong, thriving and prosperous communities, clean waterways, and ecological and sustainable decision making that always prioritises future generations. After being elected to the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board in 2013, Alex is the Zone 5 Representative for the Young Elected Members Committee, she has become Chair of Keep Christchurch Beautiful, Chair of Keep New Zealand Beautiful, is a trustee of The Graeme Dingle Foundation, a board member of Canterbury Neighborhood Support along with being the Community Board liaison to several projects and rebuild committees for a variety of community facilities. She has retained a high level of involvement in her ward and across the wider Christchurch area and throughout New Zealand. Alex continues her community driven work in her day job working for Women’s Refugeat the Battered Women’s Trust. Alex believes in having a positive attitude in everything she does and chooses to see perceived problems as challenges that allow opportunities for the creation of extraordinary achievements and outcomes to benefit communities.

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