Council & City

Deputy Mayor Aleisha Rutherford

Aleisha Rutherford is a third-term City Councillor who was appointed as Deputy Mayor on 28 October 2020, following the resignation of Tangi Utikere.

Head and shoulders photo of city councillor Aleisha Rutherford.

Councillor Rutherford chairs the Council's Planning and Strategy Committee and Hearings Committee, and is Deputy Chair of Council, the Committee of Council, and the Environmental Sustainability Committee.

Committee membership

  • CE's Performance Review Panel
  • Committee of Council
  • Community Development 
  • Council
  • Economic Development 
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Hearings Committee
  • Infrastructure 
  • Manawatū District/ Palmerston North City Joint Strategic Planning Committee
  • Planning and Strategy

Appointments to outside organisations

  • Local Government New Zealand zone 3
  • Palmerston North Transport Services Advisory Group (observer)
  • Horizons Regional Transport – alternate for the Mayor

Cr Rutherford is also a Justice of the Peace.

Contact details

027 404 8551

email Aleisha Rutherford