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Russell Smith

Russell Smith

Contact details:

Phone: 027 242 1861

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About Russell:

My name is Russell Smith and I am married to Jean. I have lived in Te Aroha for the last 25 years and have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren which is about to be added to shortly.

It's a privilege to be your elected council member on the MPDC representing the Te Aroha Ward. I am a first time Councillor and enjoying the very steep learning curve. I am currently employed full time by Fonterra at Waitoa where i have being for the last 18 yrs.

I see my role to learn as much as possible about how the council operates and to offer as much as i can at council meetings. I would like to think i could bring common sense to the meetings and also look outside the square.  I have concerns about sustainability with regards to waste and water. 

I believe the council has to look at its core roles first and foremost. I believe we have a Mayor and a council that can make a difference to our district.  I am your voice and if i can be of any assistance or a sounding board please do not hesitate to contact me