Brownlee seeks community reps
Last updated 05:00 28/04/2011
Christchurch community representatives are being sought for a new earthquake group that will report to the Government.
Yesterday, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee called for expressions of interest from people wanting to join a community forum to be formed under the new Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act. Brownlee said he was looking for representatives of community-based groups.
Under the act, Brownlee must invite at least 20 people who are "suitably qualified" to take part in the forum.
"The intention is to involve a range of grassroots community, business, social and cultural interests in the forum," he said. "It will, in the main, be made up of non-elected persons who take a representative role in their communities."
The forum will give Brownlee information and advice on how the act is working across Canterbury.
Community-based organisations wanting to nominate someone should email a brief curriculum vitae of their nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm next Wednesday.