Mel Courtney

COURTNEY Mel Councillor2My principal place of residence is in the Nelson City Council - At Large area. I am also standing for Mayor.

I love Nelson, it's a beautiful city with brilliant people and it is a privilege to be your voice on the Nelson City Council.

Having been your Member of Parliament and a City Councillor I have an intimate knowledge of the workings of both central and local government.

I have a strong business background having owned and operated supermarkets, alongside other business interests, creating hundreds of jobs in the Nelson region.

This gives me a deep understanding and appreciation of the challenges faced by our community.

Being independent gives me the freedom to speak openly and honestly to make decisions that benefit everyone.

My focus is on promoting policies that make our community more sustainable, resilient and connected. This is where our future lies!

The Nelson City Council needs councillors who are skilled, experienced and understand the complexities and importance of local government. That's what I'm offering you.