Jacqueline (Jaq) Atkinson
Youth rep / Dunedin City Council
I am a Tenancy Manager for Dunedin City Council, managing 1/3 of the community housing portfolio of 940 units. I have been in this role for just over three years, and a PSA member for 2 and a half years.
I am the out-going convenor (Aug 19) for provincial South Island of the PSAY network, a role which I held for the previous 2 years. l have been the PSAY member representative on the Stand-Up committee (Youth Committee for the CTU), a current workplace delegate for 18 months, and a member of the Dunedin City Council bargaining team. I was also lucky enough to attend Congress last year as part of the local government delegation.
As an active PSAY network member, I feel it is extremely important for the youth representative to be linked into the network so information is fed both up, down and across between the sector committee, executive board and the network. If I were lucky enough to be elected to the position, I would ensure that all the happenings from the local government perspective were communicated through regular contact with the new youth convenors and vice versa.