Rachel Smith

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Rachel Smith

Zone One Representative

Whangaroa Community Board

Rachel is a Councillor with the Far North District Council and a member of the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board, beginning her local government experience following the 2016 election.  From a young age Rachel has been active in her community.  She has been involved with a variety of community organisations and charitable causes throughout the Northland region, including roles with Plunket, sporting hubs and social contributors.  Rachel’s drive stems from a firm belief in community involvement and responsibility.  She is motivated to embrace the power of working collaboratively, and has brought this energy to her role on the Community Board to foster effective relationships and communication for the betterment of council and citizens alike.  Particular focus points for Rachel are sustainable planning, youth engagement and enhanced communication channels, both within and outside of local government.  Outside of local council, Rachel is a mother, wife, and marketing consultant who enjoys the sub-tropical lifestyle on offer in the Bay of Islands.  The magic of what can be achieved when different perspectives and alternative inputs are combined with effective processes keeps Rachel motivated for an improved future for all who live in the great communities that are Northland and New Zealand.