Mayor and Councillors

The Masterton District Council consists of the Mayor and 10 Councillors. These positions are subject to election every three years. The Mayor and Councillors  are elected at large over the whole district

Ultimate responsibility for all the District Council activities rests with the Council. The Council decides the range of services and activities to be provided, sets the policy for these services and activities, delegates the implementation of these to staff, and monitors their performance. While the Council has at times considerable freedom and opportunity to exercise its initiative in deciding its aims and policies, it must do this within the laws, regulations and requirements set down by Central Government.

The Mayor and Councillors are also involved in a wide range of contacts with outside organisations.

Council and the Committee Structure

Decision-making for the Council policy and general control of district operations occurs within a programme of formal meetings. Meetings of the Council are held on a six-weekly cycle. . The Infrastructure and Services Committee also meets six-weekly, the Audit and Risk Committee meets quarterly and other Committees (e.g. the Awards and Grants Committee, the Hearings Committee and the CE Performance Review Committee) meet as required.

Lyn Patterson

Lyn Patterson

Mayor

David Holmes

David Holmes

Councillor

Tina Nixon

Tina Nixon

Councillor

Graham McClymont

Graham McClymont

Deputy Mayor

Rebecca (Bex) Johnson

Rebecca (Bex) Johnson

Councillor

Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson

Councillor

Gary Caffell

Gary Caffell

Councillor

Frazer Mailman

Frazer Mailman

Councillor

Sandy Ryan

Sandy Ryan

Councillor

Brent Gare

Brent Gare

Councillor

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson

Councillor

Iwi Representatives

Ra Smith

Ra Smith

Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Iwi Representative

Memberships

Infrastructure and Services Committee

Appointments

Henley Lake Working Group

Tiraumaera (Tirau) TeTau

Tiraumaera (Tirau) TeTau

Rangitāne o Wairarapa Iwi Representative

Memberships

Infrastructure and Services Committee

Audit and Risk Committee

Awards and Grants Committee

Appointments

Masterton Town Centre Reference Group

Civic Centre Development Project Steering Group