September 30th, 2021
Thank you to outgoing chair
The September meeting of the Matakana Coast Trail Trust (MCTT) was the last for hardworking chair Graeme Stretch. After three years as trust chair Graeme tendered his resignation. This was due to a move to Central Otago.
“Graeme has been wonderful for the trust, stepping into the chairs role at a critical time and helping to steer us through a very important planning and development period,” says founding chair and trustee Allison Roe. “The combination of his business and governance experience and a liking for trail and mountain biking and the outdoors meant his input has been extremely valuable. It is ironic Graeme’s tenure has come to an end just as we launch our much anticipated website, unveiling this exciting project to the wider community.”
“I want to say a big thanks to Graeme. Despite having moved (from the Matakana Area) to Central Otago some time go he continued in the chair’s role from afar. He was great to work with personally and I feel we complemented one another and the trust achieved a great deal under his leadership.”
Trustees Craig Donaldson and Aidan Bennett have stepped in to take on co-chair roles to lead the trust going forward. Other MCTT trustees are Allison Roe, Richard Pearson, Shelley Trotter, Dave Stott and Kim Harrington.