MEDIA RELEASE: Mayor Appointed to Chamber Board
Kapiti Coast, Monday 12 December 2016 – Council Kapiti Mayor, K.Gurunathan has been appointed to the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce Board in a move initiated by council to strengthen its relationship with the business community.
Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce Chair, Heather Hutchings says that although there is usually council representation, the direct involvement of the Mayor with the board of the Chamber signals the value of this partnership.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to represent the business community’s views directly to our local Mayor, and have him as part of that discussion.”
To ratepayers and the business community, this highlights a period of significant growth, with new infrastructure such as Kapiti Expressway and the projected opening of Transmission Gully in 2020.
“I will be a facilitator and conduit for information between the two on a range of matters important to local business and the ability of Council to continue to develop its Open for Business culture. I know being exposed to the business community, at this level, will increase my own personal appreciation and knowledge of the engine room of the business thinking in Kapiti,” says Kapiti Mayor, K.Gurunathan.
The Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce exists to advance the economy by creating wealth and employment and solve local business issues by providing a collective voice for business in Kapiti. Over 300 members in Kapiti belong to the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce to stay connected, network and gain knowledge and support from our local membership.