Former Mayor Jill White sitting in the Archives Reading area of the City Library.
Jill was Mayor of Palmerston North City from 1983 - 1992. She was the first woman to hold the position. She also served as a Palmerston North City Councillor from 1983 - 1992, as a Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Councillor (now Horizons) from 1989 - 1994 and as a Member of Parliament 1993 - 1998. Jill was again elected as a Horizons Regional Councillor from 2007 - 2013.
Jill's Masters thesis entitled "An uneasy relationship: Palmerston North City and the Manawatū River 1941 - 2006" is held in the Palmerston North City Library's lending collection.