Council announces Newcomer Leadership Scholarship winner
Picking winners…Central Otago District Council’s Welcoming Communities and Business South, which partnered in a new initiative to foster future business leaders, are proud to recognise the contribution of newcomers in our community. Emily Walters (centre) is the first Newcomer Leadership Scholarship recipient. Originally from Canada, Emily has been in New Zealand three years. She has a background in financial planning and is the owner of EzyConsents in Cromwell. The scholarship will allow Emily to attend the Business South Central Otago Leadership Academy held in May and June. The leadership academy will help Emily network with other business leaders and provide an opportunity to learn from mentors. This is one of many initiatives the Welcoming Communities programme, champions to help roll out the welcome mat to newcomers in the Central Otago district. Pictured with Emily are Business South Director of Workforce and Business Development Grant Harrex and Welcoming Communities officer Deborah Beange.