News | 22 August 2023
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Tawa votes in new member of Community Board

The final results are in, and Liz Langham has been voted in as a new member of the Tawa Community Board, replacing Janryll Fernandez who resigned in May.

Photo of the floral entrance welcome to the suburb of Tawa.

Voting for the two candidates Liz Langham and Cyrus Ranchhod closed on Friday 18 August.


Of the 2,157 total votes counted, Liz Langham gained a seat on the Board with 1,678 votes. Cyrus Ranchod received 479 votes.


Liz has lived in Tawa as a child, teenager, parent, commuter, volunteer, and self-employed worker, which she says gives her a strong understanding of Tawa’s history, geography, and the strengths of its community.


“During a previous term on the Board (2017-19), I worked effectively with other Board and community members to bring our community’s collective concerns to Council.


“I offer my services again at this time as I believe that my previous experience, combined with my refreshed energy, will be valuable to the Board at this time. 

“The experience gained through years of voluntary work and professional social work in health, education, and social services enables me to constructively engage with the range of issues presented to the Board.”

Tawa Community Board Chair Jill Day welcomes Liz onto the Board as an advocate for the community.


“This appointment is a significant role as the Board acts as the voice of a diverse and growing community, to share their views at a local government level and address any issues to ensure Tawa is a welcoming, liveable and vibrant place to be for all.


“It’s also worth acknowledging the fact that women are so well represented with over 50 percent sitting on the Board now.”


Liz will be sworn in at the Tawa Community Board meeting on Monday 18 September.