It’s been a huge week for us all at The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum.
At our hui on Saturday, we said goodbye to our much admired chair, Julie Nevin with a heartfelt thank you and standing ovation. Julie will be succeeded by Joanna Santa Barbara and we wish her the best of luck in her new role. The Forum also welcomed the election of a dynamic and youthful leadership group including Nelson’s very own Ecogirl Sophie Weenink Smith who took the seat specially reserved for a person under the age of 25.
The news that Nelson City Council is committed to providing a substantial grant to the Forum for the next three years was also cause for celebration.
The funding is seen as a resounding endorsement of the Forum’s practical work.
The Forum was very grateful to have both Mayors Reese and King take time to present their Councils’ progress at the hui.
Mayor Tim King and his Tasman District Council have shown a commitment to the Forum by signing the…