Your Council

Community development committee


Aleisha Rutherford

Deputy chairperson

Rachel Bowen


Mayor and all councillors

Meeting frequency


Terms of reference

  1. Community development
  2. Community engagement
  3. Social policy development and issues
  4. Community grants/funding schemes
  5. Community events
  6. Civil defence
  7. Social housing
  8. Community centres
  9. Libraries
  10. Disabled sector
  11. Youth council
  12. Student City
  13. Age-friendly Palmerston North
  14. Aged sector
  15. Safety advisory board
  16. Public health and safety
  17. Approval of appropriate draft strategies, plans and policies for public consultation
  18. Recommend appropriate strategies, plans and policies to council for adoption