The Teviot Valley Community Board has 5 members (4 elected, 1 appointed by Council).
The Teviot Valley ward encompasses both the urban and rural communities. The main urban towns are Roxburgh and Millers Flat. The ward includes the settlements of Ettrick and Lake Roxburgh Village.
Introducing your Board...
Raymond Gunn (Chair)
Phone: 03 446 8681
Mobile: 027 608 1842
My wife Leda and I are 5th generation sheep and beef farmers on our property at Coal Creek. We have two daughters Katie and Sarah, who attend the Roxburgh Area School.
I have represented the Teviot Valley for three terms on the Community Board, the last two as Board Chair.
Having been involved in many organisations, and being a member of the Community Board for the last nine years has given me a good understanding of the issues that face our community.
I am excited by the growth in the wider Central Otago community filtering down into the Teviot Valley. We need to keep up this momentum.
Sally Feinerman (Deputy Char)
Mobile: 021 900 643
After owning a historic holiday cottage in Roxburgh for 14 years, my husband Carl and I returned to settle permanently in Roxburgh in 2014. Our latest project has been restoring the general store on the main street. Since 2014, I have become an active member of the community, including being the current chairman of the Roxburgh Swimming Pool Committee.
I'm invested in the future of the Teviot Valley, and my wish is to see more sustainable business growth in this area to allow more families and business people the opportunity to call this amazing place their home.
My skills gained from a career in the tourism and event sectors will enable me to contribute to the continued growth of our vibrant community.
I see real potential in the cycle trails in this area and the year to year growth that this sector is generating financially for new and existing businesses.
My involvement with real estate in the Teviot Valley means I regularly get to meet new and familiar faces, which gives me a unique insight into what creates the community dynamics.
I have a passion for the Teviot Valley and the wider Central Otago community. We live in a wonderful area and altogether have control over the direction it takes in the future. I feel passionate about current issues along with the success and development of the wider community.
My background is a Degree in Primary Education along with a Divemaster's certificate, Purser qualifications and a full Real Estate Agents licence.
I also come from a rural background, which gives me a unique cross-section of all aspects of the community. I am committed to seeing the economy developing and growing for the prosperity of the local people.
Mobile: 021 334 115
I have been in the valley for 18 years this year, and just love the place. My background ranges across a number of industries including marine, telecommunications, property, power and dairy. Lou and I own an operate a family run business and orchard, plus I work as a Project Advisor/Manager in the power and telecommunications sector. I also have significant experience with planning associated with the Resource Management Act through my experience in property development and infrastructure projects.
I am currently on the Roxburgh Entertainment Centre Committee and am a member of the board for Teviot Valley Rest Home Incorporated.
I would like to support and grow the Teviot Valley community's representation with my experience in project based works and believe that this experience will help to add value.
Mobile: 027 220 6080
My family has a long history in the Teviot Valley and I have a passion and a vision for its future. I spent several years in Papua New Guinea managing plantations before returning to Roxburgh and purchasing an orchard, along with my family, developed further blocks and jointly created a fruit marketing, packaging and export business.
I have served several terms on the Roxburgh Community Board, two as Chairman. This is my third term as the Teviot Valley's Councillor on the CODC. Currently, I am serving on several committees, and chair the Teviot Valley Community Development Scheme, Roxburgh Gorge/Clutha Gold Trails Company and Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network Trust.
The impetus behind my involvement in these projects is to drive economic development across Central Otago. Without growth, it's difficult to maintain existing services or attract new families, especially in smaller communities. One of my drivers for being a councillor is ensuring we continue to deliver services, adhere to the Long Term Plan and run a fiscally prudent Council.