I would like to thank Debra Bradley for initiating this series [of articles] and getting me motivated to contribute under her editorial tutelage. Her grasp of these matters is impressive and I would commend her services to councils throughout the country.
David McMahon, Independent Hearing Commissioner and resource management consultant, RMG (August 2016)
Debra is a highly proficient writer and policy analyst. Debra always delivers what she says she will in a professional manner and in a way that is engaging and easily understood.
Matt Heale, Planning Manager, Nelson City Council (June 2014)
Your contribution was illustrated by the way you grappled with the dog control policy and bylaw. You remained committed to high quality community engagement through being professional, actively listening and seeking the best solution for our city. You have promoted and demonstrated personal leadership and positive attitudes.
Richard Johnson, Acting Chief Executive, Nelson City Council (October 2012)
Specifically you bring to your team (and to Council) a remarkably positive can-do attitude that is backed up by clear strategic thinking and attention to detail.
Keith Marshall, Chief Executive, Nelson City Council (November 2011)