Community Development Officer for Ross and Kumara (CDO)
My key role as the Community Development Officer is to assist and strengthen the communities of both Kumara and Ross to help build leaders and grow skilled social infrastructure, to make improvements which will bolster the economy and morale. The CDO will assist to make the connection of past, present and future, to engender improvement in communications/relationships, resulting in successful collaborative projects, activities and events as the towns adapt to the changes they are facing.
Both towns share a history of gold mining, particularly with regard to Chinese miners who left behind a valuable legacy of impressive stacked rock tailings, and intricately fashioned steep-sided channels, ideal for developing walkways and points of educational interest for local residents and tourists using the West Coast Wilderness Trail.
Kumara: Monday & Tuesday 9 - 4.30pm. Office based at Kumara Memorial Hall.
Ross: Thursday & Friday 9 - 4.30pm.
Subject to change.