Jane Davis. PHOTO/FILE

Carterton District Council chief executive Jane Davis’ contract has been extended for another two years.

The decision was made during an extraordinary council meeting last week after a review.

The review committee, set up in February, comprised Mayor John Booth, and councillors Russell Keys and Ruth Carter. It presented the outcome of the review to the full council for a decision.

Davis has been with Carterton since 2015. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the chief executive may be appointed for a second term not exceeding two years on the expiry of the first term.

Booth said he was very pleased with the outcome of the review and was looking forward to continuing to work with Davis whose contract will now expire in November 2021.

“We are very fortunate at our council to have a proactive leader who is willing to work with and alongside the community and is committed to serving Carterton.”

Davis was an active member of the community through organisations such as Go Carterton and supporting the Foodbank, Booth said.

“Jane has impressed us with her ability to analyse how we can carry out our functions more efficiently within council. This has included a strong commitment to shared services with other councils.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what we can continue to achieve with Jane leading the council organisation.”

The council management team said it was thrilled Davis would be staying on.

“Her leadership, vision and unwavering support of the team is one of the reasons we love working for the Carterton District Council,” infrastructure, services, and regulatory manager Dave Gittings said.

“Leaders with her qualities are rare and we are very lucky to have someone of her calibre leading the council.”