It is a great honour to be elected Mayor of Wellington - a wonderful city with a proud record of innovative thinking, that acknowledges our Treaty partners as first settlers and welcomes both new New Zealanders and visitors to live, work and play.
I believe in leading a city in which people feel fully engaged in the decisions which affect them; a city in which businesses can thrive in a flourishing economy which supports rather than compromises our environment; a city marked out by the excellence of our arts and culture, employment, education, recreation and sporting opportunities.
As the capital city, Wellington needs to lead the way in the challenges ahead, and together we can make Wellington stand out as a beacon of all that is best about New Zealand and our diverse population.
Wellington is a compact, cosmopolitan city close to the wild nature of forests and oceans. It deserves its Latin tag "Suprema a situ" and is absolutely, positively the best little capital in the world.
Celia Wade-Brown was born in West London and grew up in a council flat overlooking Paddington railway line. After a "gap year" working as a laboratory assistant in a girls' school in Ghana and travelling in Africa, she studied at Nottingham University.
She emigrated to New Zealand and in 1983 bought the house in Island Bay in which she still lives with husband Alastair, their teenage sons and labrador.
After a career in IT programming, education and consultancy, Celia served on Wellington City Council as a Southern Ward Councillor from 1994 to 1998, and from 2001 to 2010. Celia founded Living Streets Aotearoa and has held a wide range of responsibilities inside and outside Council.
She campaigned for the Mayoralty as an Independent to emphasise an inclusive approach. Her top priorities are good transport choices, clean technologies for good jobs and local community support.
Ex officio member of all committees
Ex officio member of all subcommittees
Other Council appointments:
- Portfolio Leader:
- Climate Change
- Information and Communications Technology
- Emergency Management
- Strategy and Policy
- Greater Wellington Regional Council, Wellington Regional Strategy
- Greater Wellington Regional Council Regional Transport
- Local Government New Zealand Zone 4
- Joe Aspell Trust
- Nikau Foundation
- International Arts Festival Trust
- TG McCarthy Trust
- Bill Brown Charitable Trust
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