NEWS RELEASE 25 August 2011
Council staffer on climate trip to Kansas
Wellington City Council Infrastructure Planning Engineer Nicci Wood has been selected to represent New Zealand on an
exchange fellowship to the United States on climate change and community sustainability.
The fellowship involves a four-week exchange, starting in September, to the city of Mission - within the metropolitan
area of Kansas City. It is run through the New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) and the
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) - the society's sister organisation in the US.
Miss Wood will study the current introduction of an enhanced bus service on main transit corridors to better serve the
communities of Mission - a city that has earned a reputation for environmentally-sustainable initiatives.
City Council Chief Executive Garry Poole says Miss Wood's involvement in this programme is invaluable to future
decisions that Wellington City needs to make around climate-change adaptation and risk management.
Miss Wood is one of six New Zealanders chosen for the exchange programme.