Clint Baddeley is from Raglan but has been involved in Community across the Region for many years. He is a Waikato District Councillor and Chairperson of the Councils Strategy and Finance committee. He has also for many years been the Chairman of Building and Assets at Wintec, responsible for the Campus developments. Clint is recent past Chairman of Trust Waikato and spent 8 years on the Trust. He is involved in a number of Raglan Community organisations and has been a volunteer DJ on Raglan Community Radio for the last 15 years. Clint spent a long career as an Industrial Relations Advocate with the EPMU.
Ko Tititrangi te maunga
Ko Turanganui te awa
Ko Ngāti Oneone raua ko Ngāti Konohi ngā hapū
Ko Te Aitanga a Hauiti te iwi
One of the things that attracted me to CW was their vision statement "By thriving we mean our communities have a sense of holistic wellbeing." I am particularly interested in Māori wellbeing and in time CW will be able to respond to Māori needs and measure progress or change in this area.
Another attraction was being able to serve my community in a governance capacity rather than through public service. I am pleased to say that the CW staff are very skilled and passionate about their communities they serve and it will be a very exciting and challenging time ahead for us all.
I leave you with this whakatauki:
Koi te mata punenga, maiangi te mata pūihoiho!
Imagine the invisible | Explore the potential | Defy the impossible
Melissa is passionate about contributing to the community so her charity work is an important part of her role. Her volunteer work includes being a trustee of a charitable trust for people with disabilities, being on the board of the YWCA, Hamilton as well as her role with Community Waikato. Melissa is particularly passionate about advancing young women within the community.
Melissa is an Associate at local law firm, McCaw Lewis. She specialises in governance and charities law and has written articles on this topic as well as leading seminars in asset planning as part of community education programmes. She is also a member of the Property Council of New Zealand (Women in Property), an associate member of the Institute of Directors and volunteers for the Citizens Advice Bureau.