Grant Smith


Head and shoulders photo of Mayor Grant Smith.

Grant Smith is the Mayor of Palmerston North. He was first elected to Council in 2013 and elected Mayor in a by-election in 2015.

Committee membership

  • Community
  • Culture and Sport
  • Economic Growth
  • Strategy and Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Rangitāne o Manawatū Committee (Chair)
  • Risk and Assurance Committees

Appointments to outside organisations

  • Accelerate 25 Lead Team (Horizons)
  • Arena Masterplan Steering Group
  • Civic and Cultural Masterplan Steering Group
  • Climate Action Joint Committee (Horizons)
  • Design Working Party for Te Motu o Poutoa
  • Electoral College (CEDA)
  • Horizons Regional Transport Committee
  • Manawatū River Accord (Horizons)
  • Manawatū – Whanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (Horizons)
  • Manawatū – Whanganui Mayoral Forum
  • Nature Calls - Adaptive Management Steering Group
  • New Zealand Local Government Association (Zone 3)
  • Palmerston North City Housing Steering Group (HSG)
  • Palmerston North Performing Arts Trust
  • Palmerston North Public Transport Services Advisory Group 
  • Streets for People Steering Group
  • Te Āpiti Governance Group (Horizons)

Mayor Smith is also a Justice of the Peace.