In this month's episode of Wellington Access Radio show No Labels, host Thomas Bryan interviews Gerri Pomeroy, Co-Chair of the Establishment Governance Group and Co-Chair of the Establishment Community Steering Group for the new Ministry for Disabled People.
In the interview Thomas asks Gerri about her roles in the establishment of the new ministry, how the new ministry is going to be established, what she sees as some of the challenges that will be faced in getting the new ministry up and running, and whether they've found an office space yet.
- Listen to the No Labels interview with Gerri Pomeroy
- Read the transcript of the interview with Gerri Pomeroy (Word Doc)
A little about Gerri
Gerri is the Co-Chair of the Establishment Governance Group and Co-Chair of the Establishment Community Steering Group for the new Ministry for Disabled People. She represents the DPO Coalition.
Gerri acquired an impairment 20 years ago and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Gerri has been a member of Disabled Person’s Assembly since then and spent eight years on our National Executive Committee, serving for three years as President. Gerri has been deeply involved with Enabling Good Lives since 2013 – she is a member of the Waikato Enabling Good Lives and the National Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group where she represents the DPO Coalition.
Gerri was a member of the Machinery of Government Working Group for a number of years. This group provided advice to Minister Sepuloni (Minister for Disability Issues) on an entity for disabled people, which is now temporarily named the Ministry for Disabled People.
Establishment Unit engagement platform
The Establishment Unit for the Ministry for Disabled People has launched an online engagement platform AmplifyU, inviting the community to have a say on a range of topics in the up to the new ministry going live in July. There is also an AmplifyU Facebook page, and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the mailing list to receive their newsletter.