Stephanie Velvin

Stephanie is a proud Palmy local, and has been coordinating the Welcoming Communities programme for Palmerston North City Council since 2017. A graduate of Massey University’s politics and social policy programmes, Stephanie has a passion for community-led development and walking alongside communities to help them achieve their aspirations.

Within the Welcoming Communities programme, Stephanie has facilitated a range of initiatives to engage, embrace and celebrate ethnic and newcomer communities, from welcoming communications campaigns to activations of public space, and has navigated the successful accreditation of PNCC as an Established Welcoming Community.

Stephanie has recently been appointed to the role of Community Development Manager, and continues to oversee the Welcoming Communities programme while working to embed diversity and inclusion into the wider work of the Community Development Team and Council.

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