Mel Courtney

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

I love Nelson, it's a beautiful city with brilliant people - it would be a privilege to serve as your Mayor.

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 us all.

Being independent assists me in bringing together a democratic, transparent and accountable council working for the benefit of 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 a leader who is skilled, experienced and understands the complexities and importance of local government. That's what I'm offering you.