Masterton District Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from community members interested in being part of co-developing the District Climate Change Action Plan. We are setting up a community-based focus group to assist Council in co-developing this plan.
This plan alongside our Corporate Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan will comprise our blueprint for moving our district towards carbon zero 2050. It is expected that the focus group will run for a period of up to six months.
Council will be partnering with mana whenua as part of this process.
Registrations will close at 5pm, Tuesday 20 April.
We are looking for a cross section of the community to ensure diversity of people and viewpoints.
Membership of the Focus Group will be selected based on the following criteria:
- An interest and knowledge of climate change;
- Diversity of members (e.g. age, gender, background, rural/urban community);
- Either live in, or be able to demonstrate a close connection with the Masterton District;
- Have a specific interest and/or commitment to the future of the Masterton District.
A panel of three councillors will shortlist the candidates. The candidates will be chosen based on the criteria above. Council may approve additional members to ensure an appropriate balance of perspectives. Council will appoint an independent chairperson.
Once the focus group is selected the meeting times will be set to a convenient time for the group.