Cr Michael Deaker

Councillor

Dunedin Constituency

Michael.Deaker@orc.govt.nz

  

Cr Deaker is chair of the ECO Fund Decision Panel, and a member of the Employment Committee and the Connecting Dunedin reference group.

   

Michael Deaker is serving his seventh term on the Otago Regional Council. His local government involvement began with the Invercargill City Council, where he was a Councillor and Deputy Mayor, and his other governance experience includes work for Southland Polytechnic and Selwyn College.

Cr Deaker’s priorities on the Otago Regional Council are the environment—especially water and air—and climate change. He is keen to continue growth in Otago’s use of public transport, lift the region’s biodiversity, invest more in environmental volunteers through the ECO Fund, work more closely with city and district councils and make Otago genuinely sustainable.

Cr Deaker has also worked as a teacher, a principal, with the Ministry of Education and as a journalist in newspaper, radio and television. He has eight children and 22 grandchildren.

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