Your Council

Mayor Grant Smith

Head and shoulders photo of Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith.

Do you want to talk to the mayor about an issue?

The mayor holds public sessions in Council's Customer Service Centre on The Square each week and once a month in Ashhurst. If you would like to come along and chat, just phone Council’s Customer Service Centre and ask for available times.

Invite the mayor to talk at your event

The mayor attends many events throughout the year. If you would like him to attend your event please email lisa.guthrie@pncc.govt.nz with the details of the event and your request will be considered. If the mayor is unable to make it we will endeavour to arrange for the deputy mayor or a city councillor to attend instead.

Council portfolios and appointments

Grant serves on the boards of:

  • FoodHQ
  • New Zealand Squash Hall of Fame
  • Central Squash

He is a committee chair of:

  • Council
  • Committee of Council
  • Manawatū District/ Palmerston North City joint strategic planning committee

He is also a member of the following Council committees:

  • arts, culture and heritage
  • audit and risk
  • chief executive's performance review panel
  • community development
  • economic development
  • finance and performance
  • planning and strategy
  • sport and recreation

He represents the Council on the following organisations and groups:

  • Horizons Regional Council land transport committee
  • Local Government New Zealand zone 3
  • Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust
  • People on Bikes Forum
  • Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust
  • Manawatū-Whanganui Civil Defence emergency management group
  • Wastewater project steering group (ex-officio)