8.2.2 Membership


  1. The mayor appoints demographic panel members, with the endorsement of the governing body, based on:

    • experience and sound understanding of their respective communities

    • understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi

    • ability to think strategically and critically to offer high-level policy and strategic advice

    • commitment to scheduled panel meetings and workshops.

  2. The selection process is open to the public for applications. To minimise any conflicts of interest, elected members and staff of the council family staff are not eligible to be members.

  3. Each advisory panel has between eight and twelve members who are all Auckland-based.

  4. The Youth Advisory Panel members are aged between 14 and 24 years at the time of appointment.  Members of the Seniors Advisory Panel are over 65 years.  For other panels, members must be over 18 years old.
  5. All advisory panel members must be either New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. They are not appointed to represent any particular organisation or entity.

  6. Members must abide by the Code of Conduct for Members of Auckland Council Advisory Panels [1].



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