Sam Broughton

LGNZ President

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Sam Broughton is the president of LGNZ and the mayor of Selwyn District Council, one of New Zealand's fastest-growing areas. With a background as a youth worker, it's no surprise Sam found his calling in local government, where he believes in making informed and sensible community-level decisions.

For Sam, the real reward is witnessing the incredible volunteer work that makes each community unique and special. He acknowledges that the toughest part of his job is making difficult decisions, knowing he can't satisfy everyone.

Sam advocates for more sustainable funding, greater collaboration on major issues, and increased local decision-making power to shape the character and feel of towns and communities.