Tania Gibson 41, Mayor of the Grey District was previously an elected council member, a business owner, employer and mother of two.
Tania became the first female Mayor for the Grey District, taking over from long-standing Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, in October 2019. Tania first held portfolios for Maori Affairs, Youth and Pensioner Housing and now currently holds Economic Development, Aged Care and Youth. However, as Mayor the range of matters she deals with on a daily basis extend far and wide.
The West Coast is a unique area and Tania’s passion for the growth and sustainability of the area is a big focus. She aims to ensure that the District’s communities have a range of employment options available to them and so children have opportunities to pursue their careers on the West Coast.