Councillor for Innes Ward.
Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Innes Ward, Pauline Cotter
Christchurch-born and raised, Pauline attended Canterbury University and graduated from Christchurch College of Education. She has resided in St Albans since 1987 and has four adult offspring and one grandchild. Pauline has been a city Councillor since 2013, representing the Innes ward, and after the recent 2022 election was appointed Deputy Mayor. She has a strong environmental and community well-being focus and has over the years Chaired the 3 waters and Environment Committee, the post-quake Land Drainage Recovery working group, The Christchurch Agency for Energy, been a member of the Te Waihora Co- Governance Committee, the Christchurch West Melton Zone committee for water, the Canterbury Museum Trust Board, and is a regular attendee at various community and residents’ meetings.
Pauline is a strong advocate for Council to lead Climate Change mitigation through encouraging the reduction of emissions through alternative fuels, Public Transport investment, and providing mode choice through safe cycleways and pedestrian access. She is passionate about Community gardens and the role they play in sustainability, strong communities, food security and localism. Pauline feels Ōtautahi is a fantastic city with so much to offer everyone.