On 16 October, elected member of Waitematā Local Board Dr Mark Davey notified Auckland Council Chief Executive Stephen Town of his resignation from his role on the board.
“It has been a privilege to represent and serve the communities of the Waitematā Local Board,” says Davey.
“I have learnt a great deal during my time and continue to believe that engagement in local body politics is essential to developing and maintaining healthy communities.”
Dr Davey has resigned from his role due to increasing work commitments in New Zealand, the United States and England.
Davey’s resignation is effective as of 16 October 2017.
Mark Davey’s resignation creates a vacancy on the Waitemata Local Board, which need to be filled through a by-election process. The by-election will be run concurrently with the by-elections created by the resignations of Denise Lee and Simeon Brown following their election to Parliament. Nominations will open on Friday 24 November 2017 and close at noon on Friday 22 December 2017. Voting packs will be delivered from Friday 26 January 2018 and voting will close at noon on Saturday 17 February 2018.