Rachel Reese

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Rachel Reese

Regional Sector | Mayor, Nelson City Council

Rachel represents the Regional Sector on National Council and is the Mayor of Nelson City Council.

Rachel was elected Nelson's first female Mayor in 2013 after having served more than nine years at Nelson City Council, including three as deputy mayor.

She has been an accredited Resource Management Commissioner is currently and she is LGNZ's representative on the Making Good Decisions Advisory Panel and the Environment Legal Assistance Panel.  Rachel is a member of Resource Management Law Association and is a qualified Mediator and Arbitrator.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration and Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and is a Cawthron Trustee and a member of Rotary.