Welcome to the website of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum.

Here you will find information about local government forums that provide leadership, co-ordination and advocacy for the Canterbury region and its communities.

Mayoral Forum

The Mayoral Forum is the primary mechanism for local government leadership, co-ordination and advocacy for Canterbury and its communities.

Chief Executives Forum

The Chief Executives Forum supports the Mayoral Forum, develops and implements its three-year work programme and oversees the work of the Policy, Corporate and Operations Forums and technical working groups.

Other regional forums

Policy, Corporate and Operations Forums identify issues affecting Canterbury, investigate whether they can benefit from collaboration and/or joint advocacy, and co-ordinate and align the effective delivery of local government services.

Economic development

Since 2015, the Mayoral Forum has led the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) to build a strong regional economy with resilient, connected communities and a better quality of life for all.

Christchurch Gondola
Mount Cook