Penny Hulse will again be Auckland's deputy mayor, meaning the city will be led by the same mayor and deputy for another term.
Mayor Len Brown says Ms Hulse showed remarkable and positive leadership in the first term of the Auckland Council.
She was one of the main drivers for the council's the Unitary Plan long term blueprint.
Ms Hulse says the council has been through a rocky couple of weeks and the announcement will help bring stability.
She says her first term as Auckland's deputy leader was daunting but she and the mayor work well together.
"If I'm really honest I have to admit that three years ago I had no idea what I was letting myself in for, it certainly has been a huge challenge.
"For the next three years I'm a lot clearer about the pitfalls and the opportunities and pretty focussed on delivering to this wonderful city of ours."